Monday, January 28, 2008

J.Y. suspended

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.

JG

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently, Young has been complaining over lack of playing time...so he and Menzies have some tension. Also, Young really irritated one of the referees on Saturday night...I think the ref may have warned him and Menzies that he was close to being tossed after he continued to complain about calls. Menzies may have sent him to the showers early?

A friend sitting on the west side said Young's mom (or aunt?) sat behind them and made some negative remarks re Menzies and his handling of Jahmar...not a good situation, but hopefully one that will be worked out. My reaction is that for a player who had academic problems and an unsavory legal charge, there is no room for being a prima donna.

Cowboy it up, Mr. Young...you have a bright future in basketball if you will listen to your coaches and realize sieze the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it has to do with his flashing incident with the police? I'm sure coach knows the whole story.

Anonymous said...

grow up young!

Anonymous said...

Young is lucky that he was not hit with harsher discipline. He must get a grip, grow-up. I commend Menzies for acting immediately. Totally unacceptable behavior.

Anonymous said...

C'mon JY, get your act together!
Your better than this type of behavior.
Your minutes are gonna come, just gotta put in the time.

Grow up young man.

Anonymous said...

The longer the season goes on, and the longer he's gone, the more apparent that Reggie wasn't as good for our program as some thought he was.

He filled the team with players with questionable character in order to win right away. Reggie left the program with as many issues as he'd solved by winning games.

It's clear his intentions were to use NMSU as a resume builder at any cost now, and nothing more.

Anonymous said...

Here is what i saw from where i was sitting at, i'm just speculating on what happened, but this might be worth investigating more from the press because it bugs me when they only mention "violation of team rules"

A foul was called on Gibson by the most elderly official on the court. JY had a pretty heated discussion in which he tugged on the officials shirt as to show him what the USU players were doing. The official turned around and started arguing back to JY. At this point in time a timeout was called on the floor. JY headed back to the bench, only to be followed by the official. At this time, the official spoke to Menzies after which, some of us saw JY exiting the court towards the tunnel.

In my speculation, and this is probably against the rules, the official told Menzies that he was going to toss JY if he continued arguing with him. If the official tossed JY, USU would've gotten a two or one technical free throws, and possession of the ball. I figure that since the official noticed that NMSU was up big, he decided to let Menzies handle the situation.

Personally i believe that if this is the case, the WAC should investigate the situation. The official has no right in making deals with the coach like this.

Anonymous said...

Assuming your speculation is true, maybe the ref simply stated, "either you deal with this, or I will."

Anonymous said...

The last posting might have occurred but...He was bitchin about his playing time. Menzies, need to reiterate to certain big headed players that they are replaceable.

Az Aggie said...

This present HC is just going to have to "toughen up" with this class of RT recruits.Remeniscent of the '90's collection of rival gang member teams by a certain HC NMC-and,I doubt that ANY of his players ever graduated!

Anonymous said...

Agree with JG and others on this post that think Menzies needs to toughen up. This is not JY's first incident. If he truly is unhappy with PT and acting out, he needs more than a one game suspension. Too bad, because the kid has talent. I'm already thinking Luster is out of here after this year. Sounds like JY might be too. Sure hope not, but these boys need to grow up.
-Aggie Glare

Anonymous said...

Aggie Glare. JayDee Luster is not going any where. Why would he transfer when he is going to get a lot of playing time next season, and he has the best shot at starting at the point next season. JayDee has a lot of talent, but he is still learning. He is only a freshman, and I wouldn't be surprised if he started over Cole next season. Chris Cole is not our future at the point guard, and Cole does not have what it takes to be the starting point guard for us. JayDee will be our starting point guard next season.

Anonymous said...

Anon,
I sure hope you're right. Frankly, I'm confused Cole gets more playing time now. Plus, thought I read of a point guard in SoCal (Gabriel??) that has committed to NMSU next year. If you recall, Luster made the most noise about going elsewhere when RT left to Sacramento. Between that, his lack of PT this year, and this Menzies recruit, it was all adding up to Luster not being happy in LC. Like I said, I sure hope you're right.
-Aggie Glare

Anonymous said...

It is apparent that the team lacks discipline, and its the head coaches job to instill that discipline. When Reggie took over-he immediately started discipling his athletes, through practice, showing what he expected effort wise. You would have never seen a player walk off the court last year because he would have feared the consequences. Realize Marvin and his inability to discipline and get respect is a big part of the problem, not the kids themselves.

Anonymous said...

Terrance Joyner has signed on, he's currently at a prep school and will have to get past the Clearinghouse.

Joyner was the #36 point guard prospect in the nation this year.

I'm sure we'll lose at least 1-2 guards to transfers.

Anonymous said...

I dont believe that the whole ref incident had anything to do with JY leaving the arena. I work at the Pan Am and was on the NE floor during the whole game and from what I saw, he was just upset over not getting enough play time. I understand where he is coming from since it took a long time for him to finally play and lets remember that before Herb got cleared, JY started the games that he played. Now with Herb in the equation, Menzies has to give the people what they want and that is Herb. JY needs to understand that but also needs to be a "team player", which in a interview with the Sun News he said he was (going to EP to watch the UTEP game). He is only a freshman and next year will start every game if he stays. He just needs to understand what it means to be a team player.

Anonymous said...

Happens all over the WAC, not just here.

Relax.

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