Ohio State freshman forward Kaleb Wesson will not play tonight against Texas Southern after head coach Chris Holtmann announced Wesson has been suspended one game for a failure to meet team expectations.
“Ohio State freshman Kaleb Wesson has been suspended for the game vs. Texas Southern tonight for a failure to meet the expectations of the men’s basketball program," Holtmann said in a release. "This is specifically regarding time management and will be a one-game suspension.”
In his first two games as a Buckeye, Wesson averaged 11.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest in wins over Robert Morris and Radford. His likely replacement against Texas Southern is Kyle Young, who is averaging just 9.5 minutes per game.
Texas Southern will also reportedly be playing a man down. Former Buckeye Ron Stokes, a color analyst for 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, reported prior to tip that the Tigers will play without leading scorer Demontrae Jefferson, a guard averaging 21 points per game through two contests.