Team also losing Bogut to NBA

Updated: April 13, 2005, 8:13 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Forwards Justin Hawkins and Jake Schmidt, and guard Jermaine Calvin are leaving the Utah Utes basketball team.

Hawkins, who started 27 games last season, was honorable mention all-Mountain West this season after averaging 8.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. As a freshman, he played in all 32 games, starting three, and averaged 5.3 points and 3.2 rebounds.

Calvin and Schmidt were reserves last season.

Coach Ray Giacoletti refused to talk at length Tuesday about any of the departures or address reports that Hawkins disagreed with the coaching staff. None of the three players were recruited by Giacoletti, who is beginning his second year at Utah after leading the Utes to a 29-6 record.

Utah also has lost AP Player of the Year Andrew Bogut, who is leaving early for the NBA, and senior guard Marc Jackson.


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