On Tuesday, Xavier Musketeers head coach Chris Mack announced that freshman reserve forward Jalen Reynolds has been suspended indefinitely from the team for reasons not yet known at this time.
“All of our players have responsibilities greater than basketball,” Mack said. “Any time those responsibilities are not given the appropriate attention, the first thing eliminated to allow them to narrow their focus is basketball. When Jalen can demonstrate he is able to successfully manage those responsibilities, he will rejoin our team.”
Mack averaged 2.8 points, 2.8 rebounds in just over 10 minutes per game this season, so he wasn’t what you would call a “key player” by any means, but it always hurts to lose depth off the bench, especially with the March postseason rapidly approaching in another month.
As far as these responsibilities that Mack is addressing, while you never want to speculate, Reynolds has had his issues with academics in the past, as he was initially denied eligibility by the NCAA and had to sit out the entire year last season.