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James Bouknight suspended for three games

Head coach Dan Hurley has made a ruling on the freshman guard’s role with the team.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

After a September incident led to legal charges and a court date for UConn guard James Bouknight, head coach Dan Hurley has decided to hand the freshman a three-game suspension.

As a result, Bouknight will miss the season opener against Sacred Heart, next Wednesday’s game against St. Joseph’s, and the following Sunday’s big bout with Florida. All three of those contests will be taking place at Gampel Pavilion.

“After deliberating on it and understanding all the relevant information and dealing extensively with James, it feels like it’s appropriate,” head coach Dan Hurley said in a statement from the school.

Bouknight participated in UConn’s First Night festivities, but sat out the secret scrimmage against Harvard and the exhibition game against St. Michael’s. The Brooklyn native will make his Husky debut on November 21st, in the Charleston Classic opener against Buffalo.

“I believe the story of his career from this point on is going to be about championships and rebuilding his reputation,” Hurley added.