Academics sideline Waters, Coles

Updated: January 17, 2004, 3:56 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland State lost two players to academic problems Friday.

Starting center Walt Waters and backup guard Percell Coles have been declared academically ineligible for the rest of the season.

Cleveland State says both players can continue practicing but cannot compete or travel with the team.

Coles, a junior from Philadelphia, averaged 10 points a game coming off the bench.

Waters, a freshman from Detroit, started nine games this season and averaged four points and four rebounds.


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