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Battle doesn't expect his brother to play again for Penn State

March 16, 2011 - Cory Giger
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Penn State standout Talor Battle said he does not expect his younger brother, Taran Buie, to play basketball again at Penn State, although he admitted he doesn't know exactly what his brother will do.

Battle was asked about Buie before Wednesday's NCAA Tournament practice and said:

"My brother's fine. He's still one of our biggest supporters. He's just got to figure out what's right and what's wrong. He's still a young kid, so eventually, you know, hopefully he'll find his way.

"He'll be back playing basketball hopefully next year or the year after. But the important thing for him is just finding his way, understanding what's right and wrong. I think, with some things that's happened, I think he's understanding that opportunities will pass you by. It's a life lesson, and he has to adapt and adjust to that."

I followed up by asking Battle if he thinks his brother will continue his career at Penn State.

"Nah, probably not at Penn State," Battle said. "But probably somewhere else, you know. I can't speak for my brother. I don't know what he's gonna do. ... The most important thing for my brother is figuring out what's right and wrong and getting his priorities straight."

Buie, a highly touted freshman who played his senior season at State College High, was suspended indefinitely from the Lions on Dec. 27 after violating undisclosed team rules.

Buie averaged 5.8 points in 11 games.

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