Villanova’s frontcourt took a huge hit today as the school announced that freshman forward JayVaughn Pinkston will be suspended for the spring semester, meaning he will be out for the entire season. Pinkston was involved in an off-campus incident just prior to the beginning of the season and had yet to play a game for the Wildcats. The McDonald’s All-American will now have to wait until next year for his first collegiate game. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:
Villanova coach Jay Wright said he supported the university’s decision.
“JayVaughn understands that there are consequences to his actions,” Wright said in the statement, “and I believe he will contiue to handle this in a mature manner. We look forward to his return in June.”
Pinkston also was quoted in the statement as saying: “I am sorry. This situation is my responsibility and I have learned from it. I am going to work extremely hard to that I can return to the Villanova family in June.”