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Griffs dismiss Gadley

Chris Gadley, Canisius College’s 6-foot-9, 320-pound center, was officially released from his scholarship and will not participate with the team for the remainder of the season, the school announced Monday afternoon.

Gadley, who has not practiced with the team or played in a game this season, averaged 7.8 points and 6.6 rebounds a game lasr season in 24 games. Gadley sat out the 2007-08 season after transferring from Hofstra, where he played his freshman and sophomore seasons. Gadley doesn’t have any eligibility remaining and his Division I college career is over.

In November, Canisius athletics director Bill Maher told The Buffalo News in November that Gadley wasn’t participating with the team because of academics. Maher placed strict parameters in place that Gadley needed to meet academically. Gadley hadn't been with the team since the beginning of the summer.

Gadley had a lot of potential and it's a shame it was never realized on the college level. His weight was up and down but when he was in shape, he had the makings of a double-double player. The Griffs could use Gadley's size and scoring ability down low but the coaching staff could never fully depend on him so, in essence, he won't be missed.

---Rodney McKissic



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