by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33
Mississippi announced today that star senior guard Marshall Henderson will be suspended for four games during the 2013-14 season due to multiple violations of team rules during the offseason.
Henderson will miss three regular season games for the Rebels, along with the team’s preseason exhibition on Friday. College basketball’s most polarizing player will be forced to sit out the team’s season opener against Troy, as well as the team’s first two SEC games against Auburn and Mississippi State.
The school cited “Henderson’s total conduct during the 2012-13 season, SEC and NCAA Tournaments, and his behavior since the end of the season” as their reason for suspending the reigning SEC Player of the Year. Henderson was notorious for his on-court antics during the year, and after the season, Henderson was suspended due to a run-in with the law.
From The Clarion Ledger:
“I support this decision, and I am thankful to our leadership for allowing Marshall the opportunity to earn the right to rejoin our team,” coach Andy Kennedy said in a statement. “Marshall has been compliant with the process put in place for him since his suspension in early July, and we look forward to him being back on our team.”
Henderson is the conference’s top returning scorer, averaging 20.1 points per game for the reigning SEC Tournament champions.