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Junior Transfer Allen Leaves Cal State Fullerton Basketball Team

William Allen, a 6-foot 6-inch junior transfer from Eastern Utah College, has left the Cal State Fullerton basketball team for personal reasons, the school announced Wednesday.

Allen, who held several career scoring records at Eastern Utah, averaged 23.7 points during his career at the school.

The Titan roster is down to 12 players, with only 10 practicing. Brent Calvin, a senior forward, is out with a knee injury, and freshman forward Mike Brown, who has been ill, might be cleared to begin practicing this week, Coach George McQuarn said.

Fullerton’s top returning player is Derek Jones, a starter 2 years ago who is back after missing a year because of injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting. No starters return from last year’s 12-17 team.

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Fullerton opens the season against Utah on Dec. 1 in Salt Lake City.

John Bavaro, who has been Fullerton’s starting noseguard, has not reported for practice this week and will not make the trip to Akron, Ohio, this weekend, football Coach Gene Murphy said Wednesday.

Bavaro did not meet the Fullerton bus for the trip to New Mexico State last week and has not contacted Fullerton coaches since then, Murphy said. The team leaves today for a game against the University of Akron.

Murphy said Bavaro has not been removed from the team, and that he would make such a decision after finding out why Bavaro has missed the practices and games.

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Bavaro has been ill and occupied by personal concerns, Fullerton coaches said.


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