Houston Cougars guard Rob Gray was suspended for tonight’s season opener for a bizarre reason. The senior apparently played in a church league rec game over the offseason, and that’s apparently against NCAA rules, so he was suspended one game for it.
Houston star guard Rob Gray has been hit with a one-game suspension by the NCAA for playing in a church league rec game in the offseason – which is against NCAA rules. Won’t play tonight against McNeese.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) November 10, 2017
Source: Houston senior guard Rob Gray has been suspended one game by the NCAA for participating in a church rec league game this offseason. He will not play in @UHCougarMBK season opener tonight against McNeese State. pic.twitter.com/ZvaNWrJNDY
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) November 10, 2017
This is a bit ridiculous, especially when you consider all of the scandals and shady happenings in the college basketball world these days (you know, actually important stuff and not a harmless church league rec game).
Gray averaged 20.6 points per game for Houston last season (and was the AAC leading scorer), and went off in an exhibition win for Houston against Baylor in October.
Houston beat Baylor 81-78 in an exhibition for charity. Rob Gray had 25 & 11 assists for Houston. Manu Lecomte w/17 & 10 assists for Baylor.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 21, 2017
The good news for Houston is they still went on to win 81-53 over McNeese State without Gray on Friday night.
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