USA Basketball coach Jeff Walz on Maori Davenport suspension: 'It's terrible'

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — University of Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz, who was also the coach of the USA Basketball team at the heart of the Maori Davenport suspension, called the situation "terrible" and "sad" in his first public comments on the matter. "I say it all the time with my own players: Unfortunately in our society, common sense isn’t very common anymore," Walz told espnW after Louisville’s game at Notre Dame on Thursday. "And I think this is a situation where common sense is absolutely being lost. There was nothing mischievous that was trying to be done by Maori. She’s a great kid. I recruited her. Her family was supernice. "It’s sad because it’s a kid’s senior year. And again, this is what happens a lot — it’s adults getting in the way of what should be a great experience for an 18-year-old to finish out her senior year." Walz coached Davenport on the USA Basketball junior national team that competed in the FIBA…

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