Sophomore forward Savon Goodman will not play for UNLV in 2013-14 after being arrested and charged with a pair of felonies.
Head coach Dave Rice confirmed the suspension via an official statement on Saturday.
“Regardless of the resolution,” Rice said, “Savon Goodman will not play in games this entire season so he can focus on getting his priorities in order.”
Goodman posted 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game last year as a freshman. He struggled to earn playing time, averaging just 9.0 minutes per game, but appeared to be on track for a bigger role in the frontcourt this season until his legal troubles cropped up.
Details of the incident have not yet emerged, but according to Clark County court records, Goodman was arrested on May 18 and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary (a gross misdemeanor), as well as first degree burglary and grand larceny less than $3,500 (both felonies).
Goodman won’t play in games for the Rebels in 2013-14, but Rice stopped short of saying he would be banned from the program or the university. Fall classes at UNLV begin on Monday.
Rice informed Goodman of his decision on Thursday.
“He was disappointed,” Rice said, “but he said he was committed to being part of our program.”
As of yet, there has been no statement from Goodman. His arraignment is set for Friday.
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