D.J. Haley departs VCU basketball program

From VCU Athletics: Junior D.J. Haley has informed the VCU coaching staff that he will no longer be a part of the men’s basketball program. The Palmdale, Calif. native has chosen to focus his attention on his academic interests and step away from basketball. “We appreciate DJ’s contributions to our program over the past three […]

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From VCU Athletics:

Junior D.J. Haley has informed the VCU coaching staff that he will no longer be a part of the men’s basketball program.

The Palmdale, Calif. native has chosen to focus his attention on his academic interests and step away from basketball.

“We appreciate DJ’s contributions to our program over the past three years,” Head Coach Shaka Smart said. “Unfortunately, he has decided that his heart is no longer invested in basketball. Clearly it takes a significant commitment to compete as a student-athlete at this level and we understand that DJ’s priorities have changed. We wish DJ nothing but the best for his future.”

Haley played in 102 games for the Black & Gold, including 48 starts. He averaged 2.1 points and 2.5 rebounds.

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4 comments on D.J. Haley departs VCU basketball program

  1. Katherine Glass on said:

    All the best to DJ!

  2. imagination-nation on said:

    Great to see a student-athlete taking the student part seriously. Kudos to DJ-

  3. Bill on said:

    D J Haley played with intensity. All the best for your future!

  4. tom bower on said:

    Best of luck to DJ. Sorry to c him leave VCU basketball

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