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Brown staying at USF, will try to walk on

By PETE YOUNG, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published March 26, 2002

Former USF forward Kelvin Brown, dismissed from the team Friday by coach Seth Greenberg for academic shortcomings, will remain in school and try to rejoin the team as a walk-on.

Greenberg said he met with Brown, a 6-foot-7 freshman, Monday.

"He wants to stay in school, and even if he has to pay his own way, he wants to prove he can earn his way back on the team," Greenberg said. "He's got a lot of progress to make academically for that to happen.

"He's not going to be on scholarship. He's going to take a loan and try to do the right things to stay in school and get eligible."

USF ALL-STAR: Senior Altron Jackson was invited to play in the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Roundball Challenge on Friday at Georgia Tech.

Jackson, a 6-6 guard/forward, is second in school history and first in Conference USA history with 2,017 points. He averaged a team- and career-high 19.3 points this season and was second on the Bulls with 6.4 rebounds.

"It's a tremendous honor for him and another positive step for our program," Greenberg said.

Jackson is the third USF player chosen for the game, following Radenko Dobras (1992) and Chucky Atkins (1996).

Donovan adjusts staff

Florida coach Billy Donovan, who lost top assistant John Pelphrey last week, named Anthony Grant as associate head coach and Donnie Jones and Tom Ostrom as assistant coaches. Tim Maloney, who shared administrative and video duties with Ostrom, will carry all of those responsibilities.

Friday, Pelphrey was named coach at South Alabama.

"It's always good when you have quality people to replace quality people and I felt like we've done just that," Donovan said.

-- Times wires contributed to this report.

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