If you aren’t familiar with the name Garrick Sherman, here’s a quick backstory. Sherman played college basketball at Michigan State for his first two years of eligibility for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. He struggled to see quality minutes in the rotation during his time in East Lansing, as he started in only 29 of his 70 games played in two seasons. As a result, he announced he would transfer from Michigan State to Notre Dame to finish his final two years of eligibility. There, he flourished during his final year, earning the role of team captain, and started all 31 games for the Irish while averaging a career-best 13.5 points per game.
He now plays overseas for Dinamo Tbilisi in the country of Georgia. On Wednesday night, he went on an admittedly alcohol-fueled rant bashing all things NCAA, including a drug test he took for a teammate.
Durrell is a reference to guard Durrell Summers, Sherman’s teammate at MSU.
Sherman also zeroed in on the NCAA, and added that any sanctions MSU may face from Sherman’s comments even further reflects poorly on the NCAA itself.
Sherman also found the opportunity to suggest that University of Kentucky basketball players receive improper benefits, or as Sherman puts it, “salaries.”
Goodnight indeed, Garrick Sherman. We all have had our fair share of drunken tweeting nights that blow over after we apologize for it in the morning — let’s hope the NCAA handles it this way, too.
*UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, Sherman woke up the next morning and deleted all his tweets.