UConn announced Friday that freshman guard Ryan Boatright, who earlier this year was suspended six games by the NCAA for receiving improper benefits, “will be held out of intercollegiate competition effective immediately while the school works cooperatively with the NCAA in a review of his eligibility.”
“This development arises from additional information provided by the NCAA that pertains to conditions and events that pre-date the University’s relationship with Boatright,” the statement added.
Tanesha Boatright, Ryan’s mother, politely declined comment via text.
In November, the 6-foot Boatright was suspended six games for receiving improper benefits. Since debuting for the defending NCAA champs on Nov. 26, he has averaged 10.2 points and 3.5 assists.
“Boatright will not play in Saturday’s game at Notre Dame,” the UConn statement added. “He will continue to practice with the team and may sit on the bench during games, but will not dress or see action while the joint review takes place.”
UConn said it would have no comment.