A pair of Indiana sophomores has been suspended due to failed drug tests, according to a report from ESPN‘s Jeff Goodman.
Sophomore wing Troy Williams and sophomore forward Stanford Robinson are the two suspended sophomores and both of them were expected to be contributors this season for Indiana. Head coach Tom Crean later announced on his radio show that Williams and Robinson would be suspended for four games each due to the failed drug tests.
Emmitt Holt, the freshman forward responsible for hitting sophomore teammate Devin Davis, was also suspended four games. Holt was cited for illegal consumption and operating a vehicle with a BAC above 0.02.
The 6-foot-7 Williams is probably the team’s best athlete and averaged 21.5 minutes per game and 7.3 points, 4.4 rebounds on 50 percent shooting. Williams was likely going to start on the wing this season and with improved three-point shooting from 20 percent, could have been a key player.
Robinson was competing for backcourt minutes after averaging 16.9 minutes per game last season. Robinson put up 6.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1 assist per game on 44 percent shooting and 18 percent three-point shooting.
Indiana is already facing issues after missing the NCAA Tournament and Devin Davis being hit by teammate Emmitt Holt’s vehicle in an accident. Without Williams and Robinson early, Indiana will have to rely on a lot of unproven players.