JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) East Tennessee State has dismissed guard Shemar Johnson from its basketball team.

Buccaneers coach Steve Forbes said Monday that Johnson was no longer part of the team. Forbes said in a statement that ''being a Buc is a special opportunity and at ETSU we provide our student-athletes with a tremendous experience. With that privilege comes accountability and Shemar failed to meet the expectations I have to be a player in our program.''

Forbes added that ''I wish him the best now and in the future.''

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Johnson, a 6-foot-6 guard from Columbus, Mississippi, was a redshirt freshman who hadn't yet played a game for ETSU.