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Kentucky suspends forward Tai Wynyard for violation of team rules
Kentucky has suspended forward Tai Wynyard for a violation of team rules.
“Tai has been suspended from team activities due to a violation of team rules until further notice,” a team spokesman told ZAGSBLOG.
The 6-foot-10 New Zealand native has played in just eight games, tallying 43 minutes, 8 points, 14 rebounds, 3 steals and a block while also dealing with a back injury.
“He’s tried to come back twice — it hasn’t worked — so I think at this point he’ll be sitting out the rest of the year,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said of the injury on Monday, per SECSports.com.. “I don’t think there’d be any chance [he’ll return] at this point. He’ll be out.”
Wynyard could return home to New Zealand and attempt to play professionally there.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.