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Georgia Tech Basketball: Glen Rice Jr. Suspended Indefinitely

MILWAUKEE - MARCH 21:  Glen Rice Jr. #41 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets looks on against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Bradley Center on March 21, 2010 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Blake SilversAnalyst IIIFebruary 17, 2012

In a move that apparently was not basketball related, Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has suspended starter Glen Rice Jr. indefinitely, effective immediately, according to a report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The announcement came after the team completed practice Friday.

Rice is a junior who currently leads the Yellow Jackets in scoring, rebounding and steals, and he is the son of former Michigan star Glen Rice Sr.  

He was with the team for Friday's practice, but did not make the trip to Blacksburg for Saturday's game against Virginia Tech.  

Rice actually began the 2011-12 season with a three-game suspension for violating team rules, and he could very well end the year in the same manner, with a solid season sandwiched in between.  He also finished last season on suspension under former coach Paul Hewitt.  

Coach Gregory would not release the details of the suspension, other than stating that it is not related to performance on the court.

In what has been a tough rebuilding year for Georgia Tech, the suspension of its most consistent player was the last thing this team needed.  

In sole possession of last place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Jackets would have liked to finish out the season on a high note, and that seems even more unlikely now.

With five games left, the Jackets will need someone to step up and fill the void left by Rice, especially considering the team's struggles even with Rice in the lineup.   

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