The college basketball season has not even started yet, and it’s already filled with more drama than we’ve seen over the past decade-plus. Unfortunately, none of it really has to do with on-court drama.
That continued earlier on Thursday when Auburn ruled two players ineligible for an exhibition game (more on that here).
Now comes this report from Dana O’Neil of The Athletic indicating that Georgia Tech has suspended Tadric Jackson and Josh Okogie for allegedly taking apparel and meals from an unnamed person.
Georgia Tech announces Tadric Jackson and Josh Okogie suspended for taking apparel, meals from unnamed person.
— Dana O'Neil😷 (@DanaONeilWriter) November 2, 2017
Okogie, a sophomore guard, led the Yellow Jackets in scoring as a freshman last season. He started all 37 games, averaging 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Meanwhile, Jackson was the team’s third-leading scorer and yet another starter.
Needless to say, this is a major blow for head coach Josh Pastner and a Georgia Tech team that entered the season with NCAA Tournament expectations.