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Iowa State forward Abdel Nader suspended following arrest

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One player who will have the opportunity to contribute at Iowa State in 2014-15 is forward Abdel Nader, who was forced to sit out the 2013-14 season after transferring in from Northern Illinois. As a sophomore Nader averaged 13.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, and along with returnees Georges Niang and Dustin Hogue will be asked to help account for the graduation of Melvin Ejim.

Unfortunately for Nader and the Cyclones he’s been suspended from the team indefinitely after being cited on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated Saturday night, according to the Des Moines Register.

“Coach (Fred) Hoiberg is aware of the situation,” Matt Shoultz of the athletic department media relations department wrote in an email Sunday morning.

“Per our student-athlete conduct policy he is suspended indefinitely.”

In addition to Hogue, Niang and Nader in the front court the Cyclones return Daniel Edozie, who moved into the starting lineup for Iowa State’s games against North Carolina and UConn with Niang sidelined with a broken foot.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR POWER RANKINGS: Buddy Hield isn’t going anywhere

Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) drives to the basket as LSU guard Antonio Blakeney (2) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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It’s Tuesday, which means that it is once again time for the NBC Sports Player of the Year Power Rankings.

And you’ll be shocked to find out that Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is still No. 1 in those rankings. By a pretty wide margin.

The rest of the top 10?

They can be found here, at the CBT FaceBook page. Follow that page for the countdown:

POSTERIZED: Texas A&M-CC with an off-the-backboard dunk

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This is pretty nice from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who has made a habit out of getting themselves on the highlight reel.

Here’s another angle of the dunk: