UConn has suspended redshirt freshman Sidney Wilson from game activity, the school announced on Wednesday.
The former transfer from St. John’s is being held out of competition due to a “violation of university policy that occurred during the 2017-18 season.” It’s unclear what Wilson did to warrant the suspension, or how long he might be out of action. UConn said it won’t have further comment until “there is a change in Wilson’s status.”
The 6-foot-7 Wilson is a former four-star prospect who is expected to be one of UConn’s contributors in the frontcourt this season. Sitting out last season after transferring late from St. John’s, Wilson is an ultra-athletic forward with a lot of long-term upside. While consistency is a concern for Wilson this season, there is no doubting his natural ability and athleticism should make him a contributor for the Huskies.
UConn finishes out the exhibition season with a game on Friday, Nov. 2 against Southern Connecticut before the regular season begins on Thursday, Nov. 8 with a home game against Morehead State in the 2K Classic.
(H/t: Dom Amore, Hartford Courant)