A terse news release appeared to snuff out any possibility that Diamond Taylor and Jeremy Glover will get a second chance to play for the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team after their arrests for a campus burglary earlier this month.
The three-sentence release issued late Wednesday afternoon said that Glover, a preferred walk-on freshman guard from Haymarket, Va., was dismissed from the team for violating the student-athlete discipline policy.
The release didn't mention Taylor, a freshman guard from Bolingbrook, Ill., because he has already withdrawn from school, according to an employee at the UW Registrar's Office. That would void any disciplinary action by the school.
Glover, however, is still in school and attending classes, according to his father, Calvin Glover. That would keep the door open for a potential appeal of his dismissal.
Taylor and Glover were arrested Sept. 6 on charges of burglary and underage drinking. University police said they admitted to entering unlocked dorm rooms in Sellery Hall without permission and taking iPods, a cell phone and more than $400 in cash. They will appear in court again Monday.
Taylor's father, Kimrossi Taylor, did not wish to comment.
Both guards came to Wisconsin with impressive resumes.
Taylor was named the MVP of the Herald News Boys Basketball All-Area team last season after leading Bolingbrook to a 20-7 record. He also was named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association second team 3A/4A all-state after averaging 14.4 points per game.
Prior to his senior year, Taylor played at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Ill. His teammates there included Demetri McCamey (Illinois) and Tony Freeman (Iowa). He transferred to Bolingbrook so he could play under his father, who is an assistant coach there.
Glover, who came to UW with an opportunity to play his way to a scholarship, led Flint Hill High School in scoring (17.8), rebounds (7.6), steals and blocks. His team finished with a 25-5 record and earned a second-straight conference championship and a spot in the state tournament semifinals.