On Monday, New Mexico State University men's basketball coach Marvin Menzies announced that freshman guard Jahmar Young was suspended for a violation of team rules. Young will not play on Thursday at Hawaii, but will rejoin the team on Saturday at San Jose State.
Young left the arena late in the second half of the Aggies 100-70 victory against Utah State at the Pan American Center.
Young played 17 minutes on Saturday. He has appeared in nine games this year and started five, averaging 11.2 points per game.
I think coach Menzies had to do something, even though he said there were some personal reasons involved in Young's behavior. Say what you want about the coaching staff, but they have stood behind Young through all of his off the court struggles. Even if the young man is going through personal troubles, I think the punishment could have been more.