Roland to Miss Basketball's Trip to Italy

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Roland to Miss Basketball's Trip to Italy

BATON ROUGE — LSU men’s basketball guard Lamont Roland will not accompany the LSU basketball team on its upcoming trip to Italy, LSU head coach John Brady announced on Wednesday.

“Lamont and I have visited and we have decided it is best for him to remain in Baton Rouge to prioritize some things in his life that are more important than basketball,” Brady said. “I want to emphasize that Lamont Roland remains a very important part of the LSU basketball program for the 2000-2001 season.”

LSU will practice in Baton Rouge through Saturday, before busing to New Orleans this Sunday to begin an 11-day trip to Italy which presently includes stops in Milan, Bormio, Vicenza and Venice. LSU is expected to play five games including two against teams preparing for the upcoming Olympic games, the Italian and Angolan Olympic teams. The team returns to Baton Rouge on August 17.