Found July 31, 2013 on NESN.com:
Former UMass player Jesse Morgan‘s NCAA basketball career may be over in a disappointing waste of talent that appears to have been entirely avoidable. Morgan, the Minutemen’s second-leading scorer last season behind Chazz Williams, was denied his appeal to play this season after his transfer to Temple, the Daily Hampshire Gazette reports. UMass dismissed Morgan from school in the spring for a disciplinary reasons, meaning he made no progress toward a degree in the spring semester, violating an NCAA rule. He was appealing to the NCAA that his dismissal was excessive, but the ruling body disagreed. Morgan’s ineligibility for the 2013-14 likely ends his college playing career. Because he sat out his freshman year as an academic non-qualifier, this season would have been his final year of eligibility on the NCAA’s five-year clock. He could transfer to an NAIA school or play overseas, but he is recovering from a knee injury he suffered in UMass’ Atlantic 10 Conference opener, further clo...
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