Point guard Jasmine Rush has been dismissed from the University of Maine women’s basketball team, Coach Cindy Blodgett said.

Rush, a sophomore from Houston, played in 14 games before a knee injury ended her season. She started six games and averaged 3.6 points per game.

“I think there’s expectations that have to be met for any student-athlete,” said Blodgett. “That’s both on the court and off the court. Sometimes they’re not met. And when that occurs a change needs to be made.

“That being said, I felt like it was in the best interest for both parties to move in another direction.”

Blodgett said she and her staff will help Rush find a school where she can be successful.

Rush wasn’t available for comment. 

ASHLEIGH ROBERTS, a senior at Concord High in Delaware, is expected to sign a letter of intent to play at Maine next year when the signing period opens April 14.

Roberts, a 5-foot-9 forward, had 1,646 points in high school.

Her high school coach told the Wilmington News Journal she chose Maine over Boston University.

“She just thought Maine was a better fit,” said John Armstrong. “She felt closer to that team and liked the facilities. She liked Boston University also, but she just felt more comfortable with Maine. So she’s happy and that’s the important thing.” 

THE MEN’S BASKETBALL team got a verbal commitment from junior college transfer Raheem Singleton, a 6-foot point guard from Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y. Singleton is from Boston.

“I think the caliber player that (Singleton) is, I think he’ll have a very good impact,” said Monroe Coach Jerry Burns. “He’s a kid recruited by multiple Division I schools and had the opportunity to play at a lot of those schools. I think he chose Maine due to the fact that he felt it was a situation where he could go in and have an immediate impact.” 

Staff Writer Jenn Menendez can be contacted at 791-6426 or at:

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