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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2010

CBKB: South Carolina kicks junior forward Holmes off team

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. South Carolina coach Darrin Horn has dismissed forward Mike Holmes from the team for repeatedly violating team rules.

A release from the school Friday didn't specify what the junior forward did to get kicked off the team, but said Holmes did not meet Horn's expectations both on and off the court.

Holmes hasn't played since Nov. 27 after he broke a bone near his left eye while horsing around at home.

Holmes was averaging 11 points and 4.8 rebounds a game this season, after scoring 10.8 points and a team-best 7.7 rebounds in 2008-09.

Horn says he will help Holmes continue his education and basketball career.

Holmes is the second starter the Gamecocks have lost this season. Senior Dominique Archie suffered a season-ending knee injury on Nov. 22.