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Tuesday / June 18.
  • JaQuan Lyle Removed From Oregon Roster

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    Freshman guard JaQuan Lyle was removed from the Oregon men’s basketball roster Tuesday and it remains unclear when he might join the team.

    “JaQuan is not on our roster, we removed him today,” Greg Walker, Associate Director of Athletic Communications, told SNY.tv late Tuesday.

    Sources said Lyle was cleared by the NCAA but was not admitted to the University. Walker could not comment on the specifics.

    Oregon coach Dana Altman did not immediately respond to a text message seeking comment.

    “Something in the admission process is where the hangup is,” one source said. “I wouldn’t expect him to be part of the team, at least for now.”

    Lyle, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Huntington (W.V.) Prep, later Tweeted, “I’m good, y’all! I promise, just wait!!”

    The Evansville, Ind., native committed to Oregon in March after initially committing to Louisville.

    Oregon earlier denied admission to 6-9 Canadian power forward Ray Kasongo, who is now enrolled at the College of Southern Idaho.

    Oregon appears to have made its admissions process more stringent for student-athletes after three players — Damyean Dotson, Brandon Austin and Dominic Artiswere booted from the program in May in the wake of rape allegations related to a March 8 incident.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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