Virginia has dismissed Austin Nichols from the basketball team. Nichols sat out last season after transferring into the program from Memphis.
Nichols played in one game for Virginia, and scored 11 points in a win over St. Francis. Nichols did not play in either of Virginia’s exhibition games, nor the season-opener due to being suspended for violating team rules.
"It's a privilege to be a part of, this program, and Austin has lost that privilege," head coach Tony Bennett said. "We have standards for our student-athletes, and when those standards aren't met there are consequences. ... This is the unfortunate consequence."
Nichols, a 6’9 forward, averaged 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Memphis.