NEW ORLEANS – Ole Miss freshman guard Jelan Kendrick has been suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team,” according to a school spokesman, and is not with the Rebels here as they prepare for Thursday’s SEC tournament opener against Auburn.
Kendrick was not with the Rebels during warm-ups prior to the team’s 60-51 win over Alabama last Saturday. According to witnesses, he had
walked out of the gym. He did appear on the team bench after the game had begun.
The first McDonald’s high school All-American in the program’s history, Kendrick transferred to Ole Miss last year.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy is expected to address the player’s status today in the school’s scheduled afternoon session of the pre-tournament media day.
Kendrick is averaging 20.7 minutes, 5.2 points, 2.2 rebounds.
Over the second half of the season he’s been used primarily as the backup to starting point guard Jarvis Summers, but he and Summers have been used in the game at the same time as well.