Report: Washington dismissed from team

USC forward Leonard Washington has been dismissed from the team, according to a Los Angeles Times report that cites multiple sources close to the situation.

According to the Times, Washington was dismissed on March 7, the day after USC’s season-ending double-overtime loss to Arizona.

Washington, a sophomore recruited by former coach Tim Floyd, missed the first 10 games of the season because of academic ineligibility, returning at the Diamond Head Invitational in Hawaii after fall semester grades were released.

In the 20 games after his return, Washington posted averages of 6.2 points and 4.4 rebounds off the bench. The Louisiana native had been regarded as a pleasant surprise after a freshman season in which he shot 50 percent from the field and grew into a key reserve role.

Contacted late Friday, a USC basketball spokesperson said no roster changes were official.