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Keyshawn Bryant suspended for first 5 games of men's basketball season

<p>Senior forward Keyshawn Bryant speaks to the press during the team's media day on Oct. 14, 2021.</p>

Senior forward Keyshawn Bryant speaks to the press during the team's media day on Oct. 14, 2021.

The South Carolina men’s basketball team will play without one of its veterans for the first games of the 2021-2022 season. 

Senior forward Keyshawn Bryant is suspended from the first five games due to a violation of athletic department policy, head coach Frank Martin announced during a press conference on Monday. 

Martin did not specify which policy Bryant broke. 

The Gamecocks will feel Bryant's absence on the court — Bryant was named to the preseason All-SEC second team in late October. Bryant is also coming off a career-high 14.4 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game.  

Bryant did not play in South Carolina's exhibition game against Benedict College last week due to a knee injury. 


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