Tharpe is serving the suspension because he played in an unauthorized summer league game while visiting teammate Jamari Traylor in Chicago. Student-athletes can only play in pro-am games in their hometown or in their college city.
“That's the penalty for playing in a game he knew he shouldn't have been playing in, but didn't use good judgment,” Self said. “So it's a one-for-one deal, and that's the situation.”
“So we self-reported that because he didn't get prior approval, which he would not have gotten because it wasn't in his area,” Self added. “It's a game for a game.”
Tharpe was expected to be Kansas' starting point guard this season, but freshman Frank Mason will get the nod in the next exhibition game and the opener against Louisiana-Monroe.