Texas A&M guard TJ Starks has been suspended indefinitely by the team for an undisclosed reason. The Houston Chronicle reported after that the Brazos County jail records show that Starks was arrested for marijuana possession and was released on a $2000 bond. The guard hadn’t played for the team yet this year because of an ankle injury. It is also the second time he has sat out for a violation of team rules.
Texas A&M has suspended TJ Starks indefinitely for violation of team rules, school announces. Starks averaged 12.3 points and 3.5 assists per game last season.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 14, 2019
Head coach Buzz Williams is having to deal with this at the beginning of his first season back home with the Aggies. TJ Starks is talented and helped the team several times last season including a game-winning shot against the Alabama Crimson Tide. He started 18 games last year for Texas A&M and was pegged to be a main part of the offense this year. This is a blow to an Aggies program that was beginning a major overhaul with its new head coach.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 12, 2019
It is unclear at this time on the status of TJ Starks for later in the season, but many remember Buzz Williams suspending senior forward Chris Clarke last year at Virginia Tech. The senior never returned to the team and transferred away in the offseason for his last year of eligibility. The future of Starks is unclear at the moment, but the Aggies will be without him for at least the next few games. Buzz Williams and his team are up against the Gonzaga Bulldogs next and things look even bleaker without their talented guard.