Garland is one of the top players in the country.
Vanderbilt five-star point guard commit Darius Garland has been suspended by Brenwtood (Tenn.) Academy due to his role in a recent locker room incident.
Garland and three of his teammates were punished.
Brentwood head coach Hubie Smith said the suspension is for this Saturday’s game.
“We had a few guys that didn’t uphold the high expectations of Brentwood Academy, so they have been disciplined,” said Smith. “We’re playing a game Saturday and we’ll have a handful of guys sitting out Saturday. They’ll be back next week.”
The Tennessean has further details on the suspension.
The discipline comes as the private Williamson County school is reeling from sexual assault allegations levied in an August lawsuit.
It’s unclear exactly what took place.
“This is not hazing. BA always reviews and follows (Department of Children’s Services) and police reporting requirements. This incident did not warrant notification,” Brentwood Academy spokeswoman Susan Shafer said in an email Thursday.
Garland and the other three players were also suspended academically, and the incident was the reason Brentwood canceled its game last Friday.
The aforementioned sexual assault lawsuit was filed in August and is obviously unrelated to this event. It alleges inappropriate handling of sexual assaults during the 2014-15 school year.