Sendek suspends three for USC, UCLA games

Jan 6, 2012, 12:58 AM | Updated: 1:01 am

The Arizona State mens basketball program has been
struggling, and the addition of three suspensions won’t
improve their chances of making changes within the next
two games.

Chris Colvin, Kyle Cain and Keala King will not play in
the games against USC tonight and UCLA on Jan. 7 in a
decision made by Coach Herb Sendek because of
“unacceptable conduct,” according to

All three are scholarship players, with King leading the
team with an average of 13.7 points, Cain averaging 8.5
points and Colvin averaging 5.4.

The suspensions were not due to a singular incident
involving all three. Rather, an ASU program source
indicated that there has been a “general lack of
accountability and unwillingness to do what has been asked
of” the players on a regular basis in recent weeks.

Colvin was suspended for a game against North Dakota State
on Dec. 10 for what Sendek called “conduct unacceptable to
any team.”

The Sun Devils (4-9) may see more action from walk-on
freshman Max Heller, who is able to run the point better
than King and Cain. As a whole, Arizona State has averaged
16.5 turnovers per game.

Junior Trent Lockett may also be a possibility playing at
the point.


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona State Basketball

Head coach Bryce Drew of the Grand Canyon Antelopes reacts to a play in the second round of the NCA...

Damon Allred

Former ASU-committed forward Sammie Yeanay signs with Grand Canyon

Four-star 2024 forward Sammie Yeanay committed to Grand Canyon basketball after he was previously committed to Arizona State.

17 hours ago

Big 12 logo...

Arizona Sports

Reports: Big 12 discussing naming rights deal with Allstate

The Big 12 is reportedly considering becoming the first conference to agree to a naming-rights deal with its conference brand.

18 hours ago

UConn head coach Dan Hurely...

Arizona Sports

Reports: Dan Hurley rejects Lakers’ contract offer, remaining with UConn

UConn head men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley turned down a six-year, $70 million offer to lead the Los Angeles Lakers.

4 days ago

Mountain America Stadium...

Aaron Schmidt

Arizona State tops Pac-12 average APR for 3rd straight year

The Sun Devils recorded a multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) average of 994 over a four-year period, topping the Pac-12 for the third year in a row.

6 days ago

Head coach Bobby Hurley of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts to a foul call during the first half...

Ryan Pasiecznik

Joson Sanon expects to be ‘1-and-done’ after commitment flip to Arizona State

Arizona State commit Joson Sanon said Caleb Love's return to Arizona sparked his flip to Arizona State. He expects to be a one-and-done.

7 days ago

Arizona AD Desiree Reed-Francois, Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark and Arizona State AD Graham Ros...

Kevin Zimmerman

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark already planning for next TV deal

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark met with the Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday to present his plan for the new conference.

8 days ago

Sendek suspends three for USC, UCLA games