Lipscomb Basketball: Jordan Burgason Dismissed from University

Blake Silvers@JBlakeSilversAnalyst IIIFebruary 11, 2012

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The Tennessean is reporting that Lipscomb University's leading scorer, Jordan Burgason, has apparently been dismissed from the school for violating team rules.  

Burgason not only led the Bisons in scoring, but had the top three-point percentage shooter in the nation at the time.  

In a statement from Philip Hutcheson, the school's Athletic Director, it was revealed that "he [Burgason] broke university rules that he knew he was breaking. We had clearly advised him, and he was aware of the consequences of making a bad decision.”

The senior guard was in the midst of yet another fantastic season, leading his team in three-point shooting and averaging over 16 points a game.

In a statement, after his dismissal, Burgason said “I want to thank Lipscomb for the unbelievable opportunity that it has given me. The whole university has showed so much grace to me. But despite that, my actions have not shown a respect for the university and its policies and for that I am sorry. I'll never forget the memories that I've made here. Thank you for the love and support that everyone has shown throughout my time here. You will always be family to me.”

Notes:

CBS Sports named Burgason the preseason No. 24 shooter in America for 2011-12 and still owns the Lipscomb NCAA-era record for three-pointers with 282.  

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