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Brandon Powell dismissed from Marshall team

Nov. 28, 2008 @ 05:06 PM

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University men’s basketball coach Donnie Jones announced Friday that Brandon Powell was dismissed from the team effective immediately because of a violation of team policy.

Powell, a sophomore, averaged 5.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in the first four game of the season. He was playing 21 minutes per game.

The guard from Memphis, Tenn., sat out last season as a transfer from Florida.

“I’d like to thank Brandon for his hard work the last two years,” Jones said in a release. “He’s a great kid and I wish him nothing but the best in his future.”

Marshall (1-3) plays an 11:30 a.m. game Saturday against Old Dominion (1-2) in Cam Henderson Center.