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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A postseason ban during the 2012-13 men's basketball season doesn't mean that UNCW forward Keith Rendleman is going to redshirt next season, according to head coach Buzz Peterson.
"Keith is a young man that is going to graduate next year," Peterson said Wednesday. "He has a chance to earn money playing basketball overseas and maybe one day playing in the United States, if he continues to work hard."
Peterson said he talked to Rendleman about his future and the two agreed that he shouldn't delay his final college season just because the team won't be allowed to play in the post season.
"Keith Rendleman loves this campus and this university," Peterson said. "He loves being at UNC-Wilmington and I respect him for that. But more than anything else, the guys are ready to move forward."
Rendleman was one of the Colonial Athletic Association's most dominant inside players last season. He started all 31 games for the Seahawks, averaging 15.3 points and 10 rebounds, according to UNCW Sports Information. He was also named first-team All-CAA and received the Thomas V. Moseley Award.
The postseason ban is the result of academic progress rate scores calculated over a four-year period. UNCW's four-year average from 2007-08 through 2010-11 was 890, below the NCAA-mandated average of 900 in place to avoid penalties, according to UNCW Sports Information.
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