For the second time this season, a member of the UConn basketball team has been indefinitely suspended.
Junior reserve forward Eric Cobb will be held out of action indefinitely due to conduct deemed detrimental to the team, UConn announced Monday night.
UConn didn’t elaborate on the reason for Cobb’s suspension.
Earlier this season, coach Kevin Ollie indefinitely suspended starting guard Jalen Adams the day before the season opener against Colgate on Nov. 10 after his involvement in a scooter accident. Adams was charged with evading responsibility and eventually paid a $50 fine.
The suspension was lifted in time for Adams to play the next game against Stony Brook.
The Huskies have the depth up front to compensate for the loss of Cobb, who’s seen his role shrink in recent weeks. A 6-foot-9 junior college transfer from Jacksonville, Fla., Cobb has appeared in 11 games, starting five, but played just 13 minutes in the last three games, including two in Saturday’s 70-65 win over East Carolina in Hartford.
Overall, Cobb is averaging 2.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game.