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.