Dismissed Tennessee guard Detrick Mostella shared interesting thoughts via Twitter on Wednesday.
One day after news broke of his dismissal, he sent two tweets that seemed to reference the development. The first was, “New Day, New Opportunity,” followed by another later in the day that seemingly called out his critics.
New Day, New Opportunity..
— Detrick Mostella (@Teek3015) January 11, 2017
People only want to see you do well when it benefits them. God bless em. ?
— Detrick Mostella (@Teek3015) January 12, 2017
Mostella had become a significant part of the Vols’ offensive threat. He averaged 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game this season. The junior had a season-high 25 points in a victory against East Tennessee State on Dec. 22.
On Tuesday, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes released a statement that suggested Mostella had not lived up to the program’s standards.
“I’ve always been very clear about the standards that members of this program will be held to,” Barnes said in the statement. “Those standards are very high, and Detrick unfortunately has not lived up to them.”
On Wednesday, Steve Megargee of The Associated Press reported that Mostella was cited on a drug paraphernalia charge.
Tennessee dropped to 8-8 with a loss to South Carolina on Wednesday.