Thursday , Dec , 30 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

DePaul’s Mejia takes leave of absence from team

Rosemont, IL (Sports Network) – DePaul University sophomore guard Sammy
Mejia is taking a leave of absence from the basketball team because of
personal reasons.

“Sammy and I have decided that he should step away from basketball and focus
on personal issues,” DePaul head coach Dave Leitao said Thursday in a
statement before the Blue Demons’ game against Rhode Island.

Mejia started in all nine games this season, and is averaging 12.9 points per
game. Mejia had led the Blue Demons in scoring in two of their last three

Last year, Mejia became just the fourth freshman in school history with 100 or
more assists, finishing with 140.