The Kansas Jayhawks have suspended guard Tyshawn Taylor indefinitely for violating team rules. Those following the NCAA basketball trends @ BetUs know that the Jayhawks were without vital guard on Monday night when they faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys and they didn’t really miss him.
The Jayhawks rolled the Cowboys 92-65 and a relatively easy win at home. The game was broadcast on ESPN and both commentators Brent Musberger and sideline Holly Rowe intimated that the suspension is not expected to be a long one.
Head coach Bill Self was asked about it and he suggested that he may suspend Taylor for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma, but he wasn’t certain.
A lot of speculation has flown as to why Taylor has been sent to time out as he is a key cog on one of the best teams in the nation. More importantly, it has happened at this critical juncture in the season when the Jayhawks are trying to chase down the Texas Longhorns for the Big 12 title.
Taylor averages 8.8 points per game and ranks third in the Big 12 in assists per game with 4.7.
Taylor did get into a fight with the Kansas Jayhawks football team back in 2009 and there are some rumors that he recently posted something controversial on his Facebook page about it. If that is the case, it would seem odd for Self to suspend him for something that happened two years ago.
Nonetheless, the head coach is sending a message and it should be a clear one. Jayhawks fans should expect Taylor back before the end of the regular season and maybe even as soon as their next contest.
Earlier this season, the Jayhawks also suspended forward Mario Little for six games because he was linked to a domestic disturbance. So the Jayhawks are at least used to losing a key player for a period for time.