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Godfrey kicked off Iowa State hoops team

May 10, 2011
By TRAVIS HINES - Sports Writer ( , Times-Republican

Calvin Godfrey has been dismissed from the Iowa State men's basketball program after being arrested Saturday night for possession of marijuana, the school announced Monday night.

The Minnesota native was suspended for three games during this past season for an unspecified violation of team rules.

"I believe that helping young men develop as people is part of my responsibility as coach," Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg said in a statement. "That's why I gave Calvin a chance to return to our team after his mid-year suspension for team rules violations. But, his arrest over the weekend ended his association with our team."

Godfrey averaged 5.7 points and 5.4 rebounds during his freshman campaign, but flashed his long-term potential by averaging 9.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in the seven games after returning from his suspension.

He even had a 23-point, 11-rebound outburst in a Senior Night win over Colorado.

"Calvin responded (to his earlier discipline) by playing his best basketball after the suspension," Hoiberg said. "He had taken some positive strides this spring so the decision to dismiss is hard. I wish him the best in his future but that future will be with a different basketball program and school."

Godfrey's dismissal leaves Iowa State a bit thin in its front line with only three players measuring 6-foot-8 or taller in the little-used Jordan Railey (6-11) and transfers Royce White (6-8) and Anthony Booker (6-9).

Both White and Booker will be eligible for the 2011-12 season after sitting out last year.

The Cyclones do have two scholarships available to use for the upcoming season.

Former Cyclone walk-on John Lamb was arrested by Ames police on charges of manufacturing marijuana and violating the drug stamp tax act last week.

Lamb was dismissed from the team shortly after the season ended.

After Lamb's arrest, Sgt. Scott Kickbush of the Iowa Drug Taskforce told the Des Moines Register that there were "no implications of any other basketball player being involved" in Lamb's case.



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