Kansas Suspends Tyshawn Taylor Indefinitely

  on February 21 2011 6:53 PM

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self announced Monday that junior point guard Tyshawn Taylor had been suspended from the team indefinitely for violating team rules.

The reason behind Taylor's suspension was not made public, but Self did say that Taylor would be able to continue practicing with the team until he was reinstated, even though Self was disappointed in the point guard.

Taylor has struggled this season replacing the departed Sherron Collins, and is currently only averaging 8.8 points and 4.7 assists per game.

Taylor has started 26 of 27 games for the Jayhawks, who were 25-2 overall and 10-2 in the Big 12 going into their game Monday night against Oklahoma State.

Earlier this season, senior forward Mario Little was suspended for six games after he was arrested in connection with a domestic disturbance complaint. He was reinstated after receiving a diversion agreement on two misdemeanor battery charges.

While there's nothing to point to regarding Taylor's suspension, speculation will likely run rampant until his reinstatement, especially if Kansas struggles in his absence.

The team has four Big 12 games remaining until the Big 12 Conference Tournament. They are currently ranked No. 2 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.

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