SAN DIEGO — Terri Mann, 1987 national girls' basketball player of the year while at Point Loma High School, will not play for the San Diego State women's team this season, first-year Coach Beth Burns said Sunday.
Burns said she met Aug. 28 with Mann, who would have been eligible to play for SDSU on Dec. 17, and dismissed her from the team. Burns said that Mann will retain her scholarship.
"She needs to get her life in order," Burns said. "She has to get her physical situation and her scholastic situation in order before she can contribute to the team. She has to go to school and prove to herself and to me that she wants to be here."
Mann still has not completely rehabilitated from a knee injury suffered after just 12 games at Western Kentucky last season. She underwent her second reconstructive knee surgery April 6 after transferring to SDSU last December.