Auburn Basketball: Two Players Dismissed, One Suspended Indefinitely

Brandon MillerContributor IApril 27, 2012

Photo Credit: The Auburn Plainsman
Photo Credit: The Auburn Plainsman

The offseason took another hard hit for Auburn's basketball program Friday afternoon when head coach Tony Barbee announced sophomore guard Josh Langford and freshman guard Cedric McAfee were dismissed from the team. Junior guard Noel Johnson has also been suspended indefinitely.

Auburn did not share what rules were violated.

After Langford returned to the team after being suspended for team violation at the beginning of the 2011-12 season, averaged 5.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 14 games, including five starts.

Langford was also named the best player in the state of Alabama in the Class of 2010.

Johnson transferred from Clemson and began playing last December when he became eligible. He played in 19 games, starting three, while fighting a wrist injury. Johnson averaged 2.1 points and shot only 25 percent from the field.

It was reported this afternoon that McAfee was leaving the team on his on terms, said a source close to McAfee.

However, that was not the case.

McAfee, who took a medical redshirt last night, only played in three games.

With the two players dismissed from the team, Varez Ward currently not with the team and Willy Kouassi and Benard Morena transferring out, Denson is the only Barbee signee left from last season that's still on the team.

There are also only five scholarship players on the team from last year. Barbee has signed five players and accepted one transfer, who will be eligible in the 2012-13 season.