Vanderbilt announced Wednesday evening that sophomore Eric McClellan will not play the remainder of the season due to "a violation of university academic policy."
McClellan is the team's leading scorer and best player. He put up 14.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the 8-5 Commodores. He'll be out of school for the spring semester due to his transgressions, but Vanderbilt said it expects him to rejoin the university when summer classes begin.
“I want to apologize to my family, coaches, teammates, and the entire Vanderbilt community for my actions that have led to this suspension,” McClellan said in a statement provided by the school. “I take full responsibility for what has happened. I look forward to returning to school this summer and of continuing my goal of earning a degree at Vanderbilt and playing basketball for this coaching staff and with these players.”
The Commodores next play their biggest home game of the year, Saturday's tilt against No. 14 Kentucky.