Shamari Spears Dismissed by Charlotte
Spears had been on indefinite suspension for violation of team rules since Nov. 27.
"After much consideration, it is the decision of our coaching staff that Shamari Spears and our team part ways at this time," first-year Charlotte coach Alan Major said in a statement released by the school. "We want to wish him the best in his future endeavors and we will continue to move forward as a team."
No further information was provided.
Spears, from nearby Salisbury, N.C., transferred to the 49ers from Boston College two seasons ago. He averaged 16 points per game last season and was named third team all-Atlantic 10 in his only active season at Charlotte. A preseason second team all-Atlantic 10 selection this season, Spears averaged 17 points per game this season and appeared in just five games.