Statement from Head Men's Basketball Coach Bruce Weber:
"Jamar Smith has had a productive summer. He's in the process of
meeting his legal obligations while continuing to work on his
personal issues. We feel at this time it's in Jamar's best interest
that he sit out the 2007-08 season and take a red-shirt year. We'll
continue to monitor his progress. If all obligations are met then
he'll return to competition for the 2008-09 season."
"In addition, we continue to wait on documentation regarding Quinton
Watkins' eligibility for the upcoming season. At this time, he is in
California fulfilling requirements for fall enrollment. We hope this
situation is resolved soon."
There will no further comment on these matters at this time.
Information from the U of I press release.