Morris’ Suspension Reduced to 14 Games

By Julie Smith

Kentucky University Randolph Morris’ suspension was reduced to 14 games this Thursday after he tried to enter the NBA draft.

According to the NCAA some of the new information that helped to soften Morris’ punishment was the fact that he clearly intended to retain his collegiate eligibility while he was declaring for the draft.

Morris declared he had made some bad decisions, like accepting bad advice and putting distance between him and his coaches and teammates.

The NCAA Basketball player won’t be able to play on Kentucky’s nonconference schedule until the Southeastern Conference opener on January 10th 2006 against Vanderbilt.

The basketball team have been struggling with their inside game without Morris, who started 33 of 34 games last season with an average of 8.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

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