Ohio State suspends top scorer Kaleb Wesson

Ohio State’s top scorer, forward Kaleb Wesson, has been suspended for an unspecified number of games for a policy violation, head coach Chris Holtmann announced Friday.

Wesson, a 6-foot-9, 270-pound sophomore, will return this season, the school said in a news release.

The school did not give a timeline for his return or discuss which athletic department policy was violated.

Wesson has appeared in all 28 of the Buckeyes’ games this season and is averaging 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds, both team highs.

On Tuesday, he recorded his third double-double of the season as Ohio State defeated Iowa 90-70. He had 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.

In Wesson’s absence, the Buckeyes are expected to turn to 6-foot-8 sophomore forward Kyle Young, who is averaging 6.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Wesson’s brother Andre has 8.9 points and 4.4 rebounds this season for the Ohio State.

The Buckeyes are 18-10 (8-9 Big Ten) on the season and will face No. 14 Purdue on Saturday.

–Field Level Media

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