UAB loses 4 players, 2 to academics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Four UAB basketball players are no longer with the team.

Terrence Roderick and Armon Bassett have voluntarily left the team.

Jeremy Mayfield and Ed Berrios don't meet NCAA requirements for participation because of academics.

The announcements were first reported on The Birmingham News web site Tuesday.

Roderick did not qualify to play last season but has played in the first eight games this year.

Bassett is an Indiana transfer who was sitting out the season.

Mayfield played for the Blazers the past two seasons but was ineligible during the past two fall semesters.

Berrios is a senior who will sit out his final semester of eligibility.

He was a backup point guard.

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