Calvin Godfrey will not join the LSU basketball team this semester
Whether anticipated or not, first-year LSU coach Johnny Jones ran over his first big road bump on Monday morning.
The LSU Athletics Department has announced that men's basketball signee Calvin Godfrey will not enroll at LSU this semester, putting an end to any hope of enrollment that had been held out since the former Iowa State player signed with the Tigers in early May.
Godfrey, who most recently attended Howard College, was released from his letter of intent by LSU because he did not meet the necessary academic requirements to enroll for this semester.
When Jones signed Godfrey, the first-year headman figured he had an answer to the team's lingering post problems, able to stick Godfrey - a athletic big man at 6-foot-8 and 230-pounds - in the starting lineup alongside Johnny O'Bryant.
Instead, the Tigers will have to find more production out of forwards Eddie Ludwig and Jalen Courtney, a pair of upperclassmen who both saw minutes in Trent Johnson's system the past two seasons.
With two years of eligibility remaining, Godfrey could end up at LSU in the future, but his academic standing for the coming semester - which began on Monday - is now clear.
As a freshman at Iowa State, Godfrey averaged 20 minutes per game with 5.7 points and 5.4 rebounds. He was dismissed from the team for issues away from the court, ultimately landing at Howard College - where he teamed up with forward Shavon Coleman, who signed with the Tigers and reported to classes on Monday.
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