Wildcat Sports Report: Arizona signee leaves team for family reasonsby Anthony Gimino on Feb. 20, 2011, under Sports
Arizona Wildcats basketball signee Sidiki Johnson has left Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., for family reasons, according to Wildcat Sports Report, one of the partners in the TucsonCitizen.com sports network.
Earlier Sunday, Javier Morales of WildAboutAZCats.com, another partner in the TC.com sports network, reached Oak Hill Academy coach Steve Smith via text message.
Smith confirmed a USA Today report that Johnson is no longer at Oak Hill, but he said Johnson had violated an undisclosed team rule.
“Yes, all I can say,” Smith wrote to Morales.
In a premium post (subscription required) on the message board at WildcatSportsReports.com, Gary Randazzo said he had spoken with Johnson, who said he had to return home to help a family member. WSR has more details, although Randazzo is honoring Johnson’s wishes to keep much of the information private.
Johnson, a 6-9 forward from the Bronx, N.Y., missed much of his senior season because of a foot injury.