Stanford Dismisses Guard JJ Hones
The statement was short and to the point, issued at around 5 p.m. on Monday.
VanDerveer, reached Monday night, said she would have no further comment on the matter and details of the infraction were not released. Hones is the first player to be dismissed from the Stanford program since 1993.
Hones, the Oregon native, was rehabbing following knee surgery last month. Hones had microfracture surgery just days after Stanford's loss to Connecticut in the women's Final Four in the hopes that she would be able to play a fifth season with the Cardinal.
Hones was injured during her sophomore season at Stanford, tearing her ACL in a game against Cal on Feb. 4, 2007. She tore the ACL on the same knee again in November of 2008 and missed the 2008-09 season.
This season, her hopes of a return were dampened by persistent swelling in her surgically repaired knee and she played a limited role for the Cardinal in the final three months of the season.
Hones, who was pictured on crutches as the team was honored at the San Francisco Giants game more than a week ago, played in 98 games, starting 43, during her Stanford career. She played in two national championship games and averaged 5.4 points and 3.0 assists.
There was no guarantee that Hones would be able to play next season. She was not going to know until the fall whether her surgery would be successful.
Her departure leaves senior Mel Murphy as the team's only returning true point guard. And Murphy also had microfracture surgery on May 4 in the hopes of extending her career by another season.
Stanford has recruited a pair of guards in Sara James and Toni Kokenis. It looks like they may be pressured into service quickly.
Senior-to-be Jeanette Pohlen has often run the point during her Stanford career, particularly with Hones' injury problems.