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Fourth player is suspended

11/20/2003 - Boise State Broncos

BOISE, Idaho -- Three Boise State basketball players are
leaving the program and another has been suspended for Friday's
game at the University of Portland.

Freshmen Larry Davidson and Darius Harper and junior Mattias
Johansson will no longer be members of the team, coach Greg Graham
announced Wednesday.

Davidson, a 6-foot-10 forward, was redshirted last season after
having surgery on both knees. He never recovered enough to play and
will return to his native Australia.

Harper, a 6-1 guard, is leaving the team for "personal
reasons." He will remain in school until the end of the fall
semester.

Johansson, a 7-foot center, has been declared ineligible after
the team learned he violated NCAA rules by playing in a
professional league in Europe.

Bryan Defares, a 6-4 senior, has been suspended one game for
playing in a non-sanctioned summer league game. He played in just
one game this summer and must sit out the Broncos' regular-season
opener.