Forum staff reports, Published December 30 2009
Men's basketball: NDSU forward Flowers suspended indefinitelyNorth Dakota State forward Dejuan Flowers has been suspended indefinitely from the men’s basketball team for a violation of team rules, head coach Saul Phillips announced today.
Flowers, a 6-foot-7 senior from Shakopee, Minn., will not practice or play for the Bison (4-7), who host Summit League opponents Centenary at 7 p.m. Thursday and Oral Roberts at 7 p.m. Saturday.
"Dejuan’s actions have not been consistent with the expectations of our student-athletes," Phillips said in a news release. "My concerns are with Dejuan’s progress toward graduation and development as a person. The only way I see that happening is by removing basketball from the equation."
Flowers is NDSU’s fourth-leading scorer (6.8 ppg) and second-leading rebouder (6.4 rpg). He scored a season-high 12 points against Minot State and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds at Fresno State.
The suspension leaves North Dakota State with 10 active players. Freshman guard Mike Felt has missed four straight games with a foot injury and junior guard Freddy Coleman is out for the season with a torn Achilles.