ATHENS ----- University of Georgia basketball players Mike
Mercer, Takais Brown and Albert Jackson will face suspensions during the 2007-08 season for violating Athletic Association policy, according to an announcement Thursday from head coach Dennis Felton. Mercer will miss 15 games of the coming season, while Brown will miss nine games and Jackson will sit out six contests.
Mercer¹s 15-game suspension will begin once he has been
medically cleared to participate. The junior from Snellville missed the
last 10 games of the 2007 season after he suffered injuries to his right
knee in the Bulldogs¹ win at South Carolina on Feb. 10.
The suspensions for Brown and Jackson will begin with Georgia¹s exhibition game against Clayton State on Friday, Nov. 2.
At the time of his knee injury last season, Mercer was the
Bulldogs¹ second-leading scorer at 13.7 points per game. He started all 23 games in which he played as a sophomore.
Brown, a 6-8 forward from Flint, Mich., led Georgia in scoring
last season at 14.2 points per game and also in field-goal shooting at 56.6 percent. He also averaged 5.6 rebounds per game, second-best on the team.
Jackson, a 6-10 center from Earlington, Ky., played in 25 games
as a freshman last year, averaging 2.2 points and 2.2 rebounds.