Tarone Thornton, a starter in 17 games last season, has been dismissed from St. Joseph's University's basketball program.
The departure of the 6-8 junior forward was confirmed by Hawks coach Jim Boyle.
Boyle cited Thornton's "failure to conform to the standards expected of student-athletes at St. Joseph's" as the reason for Thornton's removal from the Hawks' roster.
Thornton, sources said, is not expected to return to St. Joseph's this fall.
Though the official reason for Thornton's dismissal is "academic deficiency," Boyle said that Thornton's failure to attend mandatory postseason training workouts figured prominently in his removal. According to Boyle, once he informed Thornton that because of his absence and apparent disregard for Boyle's mandatory offseason program he would not be a Hawk next season, Thornton simply stopped attending classes.