LSU's Minor removed from school

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LSU point guard Tack Minor was expelled from school this week for a repeat offense of academic misconduct, has learned.

Minor, a junior reserve that was averaging 3.6 points and 2.2 assists for the Tigers, did not travel with the team for a loss at Georgia on Sunday and was absent from the bench during Wednesday's home loss to Alabama. According to a source, Minor, who had previously been suspended for an academic misconduct violation in 2005, lost an appeal with the university this week, likely bringing an end to his turbulent career in Baton Rouge.

A highly touted guard out of high school in Houston, Minor was ranked No. 34 overall in's Class of 2003, ahead of current NBA players Ronnie Brewer (Arkansas) and Marcus Williams (UConn). Minor never materialized into a star at LSU, however, as he followed a promising sophomore season -- in which he averaged 10.9 points and 4.6 assists -- with an academic suspension to start 2005-06. A knee injury then knocked him out for the rest of his junior season, and he opted to redshirt.

Minor was averaging 14.9 minutes per game this season behind starting point guard Garrett Temple, who helped guide LSU to the Final Four as a freshman in 2005-06.