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Vanderbilt coach not allowing 2 players to return

Vanderbilt guard Kedren Johnson (2) reacts after a goal against Mississippi during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Photo: John Bazemore

Vanderbilt guard Kedren Johnson (2) reacts after a goal against Mississippi during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Coach Kevin Stallings says guards Kedren Johnson and Dai-Jon Parker will not be allowed to rejoin the Vanderbilt Commodores this season and are transferring.

Stallings said being a Vanderbilt player is a privilege that comes with a ''high level of responsibility'' on and off the court. The coach said in a statement Friday night that standards were not met leading to his decision.

The coach says he agreed to wait on his announcement until Johnson and Parker had decided where they will transfer. Vanderbilt recruited six players who will be eligible this season.

Johnson was suspended all of last season for violating a university policy and averaged 8 points and 2.7 assists in two seasons. Parker averaged 5.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in three seasons.

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