UConn men’s basketball redshirt freshman Sidney Wilson has been suspended from game action due to a violation of university policy during the 2017-18 season, according to a release from the school. The length of the suspension is still unknown at this point.
Wilson was a 4-star recruit out of high school that originally chose St. John’s over the UConn Huskies. However, he transferred to Storrs before the school year even began and had to sit out all of last season. Wilson was suspended with Jalen Adams for the team’s secret scrimmage against Harvard for a violation of team rules but it is not clear if the two suspensions are related.
The loss of Wilson for any amount of time is a big blow to the ceiling for Dan Hurley’s first season. He was projected to start and bring athleticism as well as three-point shooting ability to the wing. Hurley also mentioned he could hold a stretch-four role in the offense. Without him, UConn will need Tyler Polley and Isaiah Whaley to step up and fill the void.
The Huskies play their sole public exhibition game this Friday at Gampel Pavilion against Southern Connecticut. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.