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Clemson’s David Skara Suspended 9 Games By NCAA

Clemson forward David Skara, a transfer from Valparaiso who sat out after joining the ACC program last season, is suspended nine games to start the year.

The Croatian native was expected to play in tonight’s season opener against Western Carolina, until Clemson announced the suspension, which was handed down by the NCAA, this afternoon.

The reason for the suspension has not been revealed, but it stems from when Skara was still at Vaparaiso.

Head coach Brad Brownell announced the suspension, and said that Skara will be back for Clemson’s big non-conference game against Florida. From The Post And Courier:

“We’re disappointed in the NCAA for withholding David from competition, but we are certainly proud of the way he is handling it,” Brownell said in a statement released by the Clemson. “We’ll anticipate his return for our game against Florida on Dec. 16.”

Clemson’s most prominent opponent in the meantime is likely Ohio State. The Tigers travel to Columbus on November 29 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Skara averaged 6.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game with the Crusaders in 2015-16 before sitting out last season due to transfer.

[The Post And Courier]

Dan Lyons :Dan is an Editor at The Spun.