STARKVILLE – Mississippi State senior center Wendell Lewis has been dismissed from the basketball program for conduct detrimental to the team, Bulldogs coach Rick Ray announced Thursday.
Lewis, a senior from Selma, Ala., was expected to be a major contributor to the Bulldogs' frontcourt this season. He appeared in 98 games for MSU, drawing 13 starts. Last year, a knee injury limited his season to just the first eight games. However, Lewis was granted a hardship medical redshirt so he could come back and play in the 2013-14 season.
For his career, he averaged 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds.
"I am saddened by the actions we had to take because we brought Wendell back to give him an opportunity to complete his senior year on the court healthy and earn his degree," Ray said.