Oakland guard Drew Maynard reinstated for practice
ROCHESTER — Oakland junior Drew Maynard (Lake Orion) has been reinstated for practice with the Oakland University men’s basketball team, Tuesday after spending the offseason and Oakland’s first six games apart from the group. He practiced with the team Tuesday.
“Drew has taken the first step in the process of rejoining the team,” said Oakland men’s coach Greg Kampe. “He is not reinstated for game action at this point.”
Maynard was suspended indefinitely from the team Oct. 12, just days before the official beginning of the season, which commences with “midnight madness” celebrations from programs around the nation, for violation of team policies. He played in 32 games in 2009-10 and averaged 4.7 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game.
Maynard started the final seven games of the regular season last year, before a severe ankle sprain sidelined him for the Summit League Tournament. He returned to play in the team’s appearance in the NCAA tournament just a week later.
Maynard was an All-County Dream Team member as a junior and senior in high school and had a significant role with the Golden Grizzlies his freshman season, 2008-09, when he started in 20 of the 36 games in which he played.
Maynard, who stands 6-foot-7, is noted for his leaping ability, authoring several highlight-reel dunks.