UNLV announced on Friday that sophomore forward Savon Goodman is leaving the team permanently.
The athletic department issued a press release announcing Goodman’s departure, in which he cites increasing pressure as the reason for leaving.
“I have enjoyed my time at UNLV and am thankful for the support of the fans, my teammates and coaches since I have been here,” Goodman is quoted as saying. “However, I have felt a lot of pressure the last few months. I feel it is best for me to leave the program at this time. Even though I am from Philadelphia, I will always think of Las Vegas as another home.”
Goodman was suspended for the 2013-14 season back in August, when two felony charges were brought against him in a burglary case. Head coach Dave Rice chose not to dismiss him from the program at that time, instead leaving the door open for Goodman to walk the line for a year and rejoin the team in 2014-15.
Goodman had been practicing with the Rebels during his suspension and was on the court with the team as recently as Tuesday. But on Thursday, Goodman did not participate in the Scarlet/Gray Showcase, instead watching from the bench in street clothes.
You can read the press release in its entirety by clicking here.
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