The Texas Longhorns basketball team has announced that it has suspended leading-scorer Kerwin Roach II. The suspension has been listed as indefinitely and for a violation of team rules. The senior guard had made a serious name for himself this season for the Longhorns, but it may be all over.
Texas G Kerwin Roach has now been suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules, according to UT.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) February 22, 2019
This is the third suspension of Roach’s career and the second of the season. The first suspension was for the season opener alone and was also for a violation of team rules. The guard is currently averaging 15 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. The school has not released any further details about the suspension and it is unclear if Kerwin Roach will play basketball for Texas again.
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— Texas Basketball ? (@TexasMBB) February 21, 2019
The Longhorns were already right on the NCAA Tournament bubble and can ill afford their leading scorer out of action. Texas is currently 15-11 overall and 7-6 in the Big 12. They find themselves placed sixth currently in the Big 12 standings with a few quality wins. Roach is one of four longhorns that average double-digit points this season.
The scoring and leadership should now fall to those three remaining players. Jaxson Hayes, Dylan Osetkowski, and Matt Coleman III will have to continue their productive seasons. The Longhorns will have to hope that someone else steps up and helps the push to the NCAA Tournament.
The featured guard will be a key missing piece from the Texas Longhorns and the team may take a dip down in production. This news comes at the wrong time for the team who was hoping to finish strong in Big 12 play. Texas has lost their leading scorer, but they have not given up on their season.