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Beverley won't compete for Razorbacks this season

By ArkansasOnline

This article was originally published August 8, 2008 at 5:49 p.m. Updated August 8, 2008 at 5:54 p.m.

— Arkansas' basketball team took a major hit with Friday's announcement that Patrick Beverley will not play this season.

Beverley, a 6-1 junior guard from Chicago, would have been the Razorbacks' leading returning scorer at 12.1 points per game. Last season he averaged a team-high 6.6 rebounds, becoming the shortest Arkansas player to hold that distinction in records going back to the 1952-1953 season.

Arkansas' news release offered no explanation for Beverley not playing this season and stated its administrators and coaches wouldn't comment due to student privacy laws.

Student privacy laws include academic information, as well as other student records, and Friday's announcement regarding Beverley coincided with the last day of Arkansas' second summer school session.

It's also notable the release didn't state Beverley had been dismissed from the team or had decided to quit.

CBSSportsline reported Beverley won't play for academic reasons, citing an anonymous source.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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