POSTED: 6:30 p.m. HST, Feb 6, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 7:02 p.m. HST, Feb 6, 2012
Hawaii men's basketball forward Trevor Wiseman has been suspended indefinitely, UH coach Gib Arnold announced in a statement today.
"I believe it is a privilege to be a student-athlete and to represent the University of Hawaii," Arnold said. "With this privilege comes great responsibility to be a good teammate and to act appropriately both on and off the court. When these responsibilities are not met then the privilege of representing UH will be temporarily or permanently revoked. At this time we have asked Trevor to only concentrate on being a student and he has been released from all team responsibilities."
Wiseman, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, had seen his role increasingly reduced for the 13-9 (5-3 WAC) Rainbow Warriors. He is averaging 6.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game.
He played only 2 minutes in UH's 83-81 overtime win at San Jose State on Saturday. According to people familiar with the situation, Wiseman refused to check into the game during the first half and was benched the rest of the way.
The announcement came on the same day that junior forward Joston Thomas was named the WAC Player of the Week for his career-best outing against the Spartans.