Jonathan Kreft’s career in Tallahassee is over before it ever began.
The talented 19-year-old center, who was expected to see playing time as a freshman this season for Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles, had his scholarship rescinded after being arrested on drug charges late last week.
The 7-foot-, 240-pound Kreft was charged with felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Florida State athletic director Dave Hart announced the decision Monday after meeting with Hamilton.
``I met with Coach Hamilton today and based on the police report and related information available to me at the present time, we are rescinding our basketball scholarship offer to Jonathan Kreft,” Hart said in a statement.
Kreft remained in a Fort Lauderdale jail on Monday. He has had his share of issues, including reportedly withdrawing from Douglas High in March and also being suspended earlier in the year.
Kreft averaged 11.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game this past season at Douglas.
Kreft’s arrival at FSU this season wasn’t all that critical – until Hamilton learned that starting center Alexander Johnson put his name in for the NBA Draft and is leaning towards signing with an agent.
If he does, there's almost a certainty someone will give him a chance - a la JamesOn Curry a couple years ago after he was released from his scholarship by North Carolina and picked up by Oklahoma State following drug charges.