Southern Miss’ Dodson reinstated to team

Southern Mississippi guard Darnell Dodson has been reinstated to

the basketball team and is eligible to play immediately.

The 6-foot-7 senior transferred to Southern Miss from Kentucky

last January, but was dismissed from the program after pleading

guilty to grand larceny last spring, according to the Hattiesburg


Southern Miss released a statement on Friday afternoon that said

Dodson ”has served his suspension with the university, fulfilled

all obligations and is eligible to return to campus.” The

statement says he will enroll in January and is expected to

graduate in May.

Southern Miss (7-2) will host Mississippi (9-1) on Saturday

afternoon. The Golden Eagles have won five of their past six