Men's hoops: Chatkevicius out six games

11/11/2012 1:44 PM

04/10/2015 2:07 PM

Freshman forward Laimonas Chatkevicius will miss the first six games of the 2012-13 season, the school announced Sunday.

According to South Carolina, the NCAA determined that Chatkevicius received impermissible benefits from his host family before enrolling in Columbia. As a result he will be withheld from the first six games.

In addition, walk-on freshman forward Brian Steele has been suspended for an undisclosed violation.

South Carolina opens season Sunday against Milwaukee. The contest will be televised on FSN.

 

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