Wake Forest announced on Tuesday that rising senior guard Madison Jones has been suspended from all basketball-related activities. Wake Forest head men's basketball coach Danny Manning stated, "I have decided to suspend Madison from all basketball-related activities. He is an upperclassmen who needs to make better decisions and earn his way back."
At this time it is not clear why Madison Jones was suspended. If the reason is determined then we will report it, but we will not speculate.
Last season Jones played in 32 games and averaged 4.7 points and 3.0 assists. He had an offensive rating of just 87.4 and a turnover rate at nearly 30%.
Jones is not the first Wake Forest player to be disciplined by Coach Manning. Cornelius Hudson and Rondale Watson were suspended for the Florida game, and Greg McClinton was suspended for the game at Georgia Tech.
I can't say that I can recall a player's offseason season suspension being announced.
This has already been a busy offseason for the Wake Forest basketball program. Last week the team announced that Aaron Rountree would be graduating in August and then transferring.
Editor's Update: Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem Journal reports why Manning decided to suspend Jones. For the sake of allowing Dan to get a few extra clicks I won't state the reason why, but I will say that it's unfortunate to see a lack of commitment on Jones' end.