Sophomore guard Dai-Jon Parker has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of Vanderbilt’s non-academic team policy, coach Kevin Stallings announced Tuesday.
“Dai-Jon failed to uphold the high standard that we expect of a Vanderbilt basketball player and will be disciplined accordingly,” Stallings said in a release from the school.
The release also said Vanderbilt will have no further comment until the suspension has been lifted.
Parker, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder from Baton Rouge, La., averaged 1.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in 11.1 minutes as a freshman. The defensive-minded Parker was expected to start for the Commodores, who lost their top six scorers.
Center Josh Henderson, another probable starter, is out with a foot injury and isn’t scheduled to begin practicing until mid-November.
Vanderbilt plays the first of two exhibition games on Friday against St. Xavier. They also host Delta State on Monday before beginning the regular season on Nov. 10 against Nicholls State at Memorial Gymnasium.