Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Arizona suspended freshman forward Sidiki Johnson of The Bronx for an unspecified violation of team rules, and it remains unclear when, or if, he will return to the team.
The team announced the “indefinite” suspension in a statement but there was no comment from head coach Sean Miller.
Bernard Bowen, Johnson’s mentor, did not immediately respond to a text.
The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Johnson is averaging 0.3 points and 0.7 rebounds in three games this season.
He was previously held out of Arizona’s game against Mississippi State Nov. 18, but that was not called a suspension.
Johnson attended four high schools, and finished up at Wadleigh High School in Harlem last year after he and current Kansas freshman Ben McLemore were dismissed from Oak Hill Academy.
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.