Heading into a difficult stretch of Big 12 play, the Texas Longhorns suspended sophomore forward Tevin Mack indefinitely for a violation of team rules, the Longhorn Network reported.
Texas coach Shaka Smart: “We have a set of standards that we expect people in our program to adhere to. Tevin has failed to reach them.”— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) January 12, 2017
In addition to leading the team in minutes played, Mack is the team’s leading scorer at 14.8 points per game as he’s emerged as a catalyst this season. The South Carolina native has also become a strong defender, drawing assignments against the opposing team’s top perimeter player.
However, this is not the first time that he’s had behavioral issues recently — he was suspended at the start of the season for a violation of team rules.
With graduate transfer forward Mareik Isom cleared to play, but unable to go as he continues to recover from an ankle infection, the ‘Horns will miss Mack even more because he was the only healthy wing player. Senior guard Kendall Yancy is also currently out with a high ankle sprain.