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James Madison Dismisses Andre Nation

JMU will finally move on from forward Andre Nation after a rash of incidents and suspensions.

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Matt Brady and the James Madison Dukes have finally pulled the plug on Andre Nation after a checkered couple of years for the 6'5 junior. Nation was thought to be the Dukes best player after they won the CAA title two years ago but has spent a great deal time serving suspensions since then.

Last year Nation didn't play until January 7 and posted 15.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Dukes. This year Nation missed the first five games of the season due to an off-the-court altercation with teammate Tom Vodanvich. Since the suspension Nation has averaged 9 points and 2.5 rebounds for the 9-8 squad.

In a statement from the school Brady said, "We appreciate Andre's efforts with our program over the past three years.  Working with Andre this year, it has become apparent that he no longer fits within our program and the vision we have for the future. I care about Andre and his well-being and wish him all the best in the future.

I'm looking forward to the remainder of the season with my team. As such, I will not comment further on Andre."

Nation is expected to stay on scholarship at the school for the remainder of the semester.  JMU will visit Drexel on Thursday.