VCU sophomore dismissed from team

Forward Terrance Saintil has been dismissed from the men’s

basketball team at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Coach Shaka Smart made the announcement Wednesday but did not

give a reason.

The 6-foot-8 Saintil, from North Miami, Fla., played in 57 games

in his two seasons with the Rams, averaging 2.1 points and 1.9

rebounds. He averaged 2.5 points in 26 games this season after

returning from a thumb injury and played less than 8 minutes per

game.

The Rams won the College Basketball Invitational

championship.