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CHARLOTTESVILLE— Virginia men’s head basketball coach Tony Bennett has dismissed Jamil Tucker from the team for academic reasons.

“We expect our student-athletes to perform to certain standards academically and Jamil has not met those standards,” Bennett said. “We wish him well and will provide assistance where we can, but he is no longer a member of our team.”

Bennett announced on Nov. 11 that Tucker, a 6-9 senior forward from Gary, Ind., was taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team. He returned to practice with the team on Nov. 27, but has not played in any of Virginia’s nine games this season.

Tucker lettered each of the last three seasons for the Cavaliers. He played in 88 games, starting seven, and averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds a game.

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