Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 6/7/12
For the third time in just two years, we’ve seen a Louisville player with eligibility remaining be shown the door. If a player wants to play at a school even thought he’ll never get any PT, that’s one thing. However, George Goode, Jared Swopshire and now Stephan Van Treese have or will benefit from their unfortunate situation. You can certainly make the case that it’s unfair to tell SVT that he’d be better off playing for a team where he will get 30+ minutes when we’re just a couple of months from school starting. As unfair as it may be to him, SVT made the decision. He wants to play. At Louisville that won’t happen. SVT and Swop both left the program saying they have no regrets and no hard feelings. Both guys will be able to showcase their talents at another school where they will get more playing time. Perception is the biggest issue here, in my opinion. Regardless of how we want to defend this, it doesn’t look good. To make matters worse, this type of thing is going to continue ...
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