FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas sophomore forward Marshawn Powell has been suspended by Razorback head coach John Pelphrey.
Powell has been limited this season due to the lingering effects of a broken bone in his foot that he sustained during a summer pickup game. In eight games this year, Powell has averaged 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in just 16.3 minutes per game. Powell averaged 14.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 31.0 minutes in his freshman season.
During the suspension, Powell will continue to practice with the team, but will not compete.
"The Razorback Way, which is work hard, together, all the time is something that all of us in the basketball program take very seriously," Pelphrey said. "Marshawn has been very committed to those things in the past and I believe that he will be again. He is a member of our team and will return to the court when he makes the commitment required of our student-athletes."
The Razorbacks are 8-2 this season and play North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, Dec. 29, and return to the court on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, to play Texas-Arlington.