CHARLESTON, SC - Less than an hour before The Citadel began play in the Southern Conference Tournament against Mercer, the school announced that starting point guard PJ Boutte had been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules.
"It's a privilege to get the chance to play at The Citadel and be a part of the culture we maintain here." Head Coach Duggar Baucom said in a statement from the school. "We take that very seriously and that privilege comes with high expectations and standards that must be upheld. In this case, he failed to meet those expectations."
Boutte led the Southern Conference in assists this season averaging 5.6 per game. He was also tied for 2nd on the team averaging over 4 rebounds per game and added almost 8 points per game.