The Kansas State Wildcats are set to begin their season against USC on Monday, November 6 in Las Vegas. However, they might have to do it without their starting power forward.
Nae’Qwan Tomlin, who played as a junior in all 36 games for Kansas State last season, returned for his senior year with high expectations. Unfortunately, he will likely miss the Wildcats’ first game and potentially more.
A recent report by Glenn Kinley of Topeka NBC affiliate KSNT states that Tomlin was arrested for disorderly conduct early Sunday morning. As a result, he has been suspended from the team by head coach Jerome Tang, who addressed the matter in a statement released to the press.
Last season, Tomlin proved to be a valuable asset for Kansas State, averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Standing at 6-10 and weighing 210 pounds, he contributed to the team’s success with his strong interior defense, consistent rebounding, and overall presence. His performance alongside the Wildcats’ elite backcourt helped them reach the Elite Eight in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
The USC Trojans are scheduled to face Kansas State on Monday night in Las Vegas. The game will be broadcasted on TNT at 10 p.m. Eastern time and 7 p.m. Pacific time.
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