Stanford point guard JJ Hones has been “dismissed from the Stanford women's basketball team due to a violation of team rules”, head coach Tara VanDerveer announced Monday.
What?!? C and R have been frantically searching the Internet to see just what the heck happened and so far come up with nothing.
Jake Curtis of the Examiner surmised that with her off-season surgery she wouldn’t be back until late December and probably wouldn’t be full strength until Jan or Feb, so therefore would miss most of the season. If he is thinking Tara wants to free up that spot for someone else, then we think Tara would have said just that to JJ. She is not one to play games and would have more respect of her players. And the brief articles we are finding say she violated team rules.
The Palo Alto Daily Online tried to be more in depth and dug up the last person booted off Tara’s team. They reported that Tanda Rucker was the last one (and perhaps the only other one?) booted off in 1993. She had played on Stanford’s 1992 championship team. The reason she was kicked off the team was for theft. Hmm. Are they trying to make JJ guilty by association?
Michelle Smith, intrepid reporter, called Tara on the phone for a quote. Tara said, “No comment.”
Anyone know any more email C and R right away!!