USC Aiken began fall classes today without forward Josh Dollard. The Pacers announced today the All-Peach Belt Conference second-team member has dropped out of college to pursue a professional career.
Dollard played baseketball for one season at USC Aiken after transferring in from Auburn last fall. The Hemingway, S.C., native was dismissed from Auburn for violation of the school's athletic department policy. He sat out the previous season because of what the school described as "medical issues," according to oanow.com.
Dollard started 10 of 31 games for the Pacers. He was suspended for two games for violation of athletic department policy.
Dollard averaged 15.3 points and 7.4 rebounds a game. He also posted nine double-doubles.
He would've been USC Aiken's top returning scorer for this upcoming season. The Pacers now have lost their top six scorers from last year's team, which went 25-8 and advanced to the Division II regional championship game.
Senior forward Seth Leonard now is the school's top returning scorer (3.8 average).