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UNLV Player Tests Positive for Banned Substance, Removed from Team
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LAS VEGAS -- UNLV basketball player Matt Shaw has been kicked off the team after testing positive for a banned substance.

Shaw is a junior at UNLV and had one more season left with the team.

"I apologize to my teammates, my coaches and the fans. I am proud of the fact that I will earn my degree and am also proud of what we accomplished during my four seasons as part of the Runnin' Rebel program. I hope the fans will remember me for what I tried to give to this program and accept my apology," Shaw said in a statement.

Last season, Shaw averaged seven points per game and went with the team to the NCAA Tournament.

"He was going to be an integral part of our team next season. His teammates are disappointed as well, but they also understand that he has to take responsibility for his actions," said head coach Lon Kruger in a statement.

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