OSU suspends Ray Penn indefinitely
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Friday, February 25, 2011
2/25/11 at 6:33 AM
STILLWATER - Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford announced Thursday that sophomore guard Ray Penn has been suspended for failure to follow team policy.
"I'm suspending Ray indefinitely," Ford said in a press release issued by the university's sports information department. "He has some things he needs to work on outside of basketball, and this will give him time to focus and spend some quality time in the academic center."
Penn, who averages 6.1 points and 2.1 assists, has played in all 26 games this season, including 10 starts. He has come off the bench in the last nine games, playing 32 minutes in a victory over Missouri and averaging 9.0 minutes of court time in eight other games since losing his starting job. He played only two minutes in OSU's most recent game, a Monday loss to third-ranked Kansas.
Penn began his freshman season as OSU's starting point guard, then suffered a season-ending injury early in the Big 12 season. He backed up Fred Gulley to begin this season, then became a starter when Gulley underwent season-ending shoulder surgery.
OSU's next game will be 12:45 p.m. Saturday against Texas Tech at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
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