Texas guard Roach suspended for opener, violated team rules

Texas guard Roach suspended for opener, violated team rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II has been suspended for the Longhorns’ season opener against Eastern Illinois for a violation of team rules.

Roach announced the suspension on social media about the same time the school issued a statement. Neither statement disclosed the nature of the violation. Both said it happened ”last year.”

Roach will miss the Longhorns’ to preseason scrimmages, along with the opening game on Nov. 6.

Roach is considered Texas’ best all-around player. He averaged 9.9 points and had a team-high 51 steals for Texas last season as the Longhorns advanced to the NCAA Tournament but lost in the first round.

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