Junior forward D.J. Hogg, the leading scorer on the eighth-ranked Texas A&M men’s basketball team, has been suspended for three games, starting with Thursday night’s home game against Buffalo. Freshman reserve guards J.J. Caldwell and T.J. Sparks were suspended for one game.
Hogg was suspended for violating A&M policy. Caldwell and Starks will sit out Thursday’s game for breaking team rules.
Hogg, who averages 14.6 points a game, also will miss A&M’s Southeastern Conference opener at Alabama on Dec. 30 and the team’s SEC home opener against Florida on Jan. 2.
For Hogg and Caldwell, it is the second time they have been suspended in the 2017-18 season. Hogg, along with junior guard Admon Gilder and sophomore forward Robert Williams, missed the exhibition game against Tarleton State for violating A&M policy.
On Sept. 30, Caldwell was suspended the first five games for an incident in May. The school did not elaborate on the reason for his suspension, but Brazos County court records indicate that he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. That case was dismissed Sept. 20.