UConn Huskies statement on freshman James Bouknight.
STORRS, Conn. – UConn men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley has announced that freshman guard James Bouknight will be suspended through and including the Huskies’ game against Florida on November 17th as a result of a vehicular incident involving campus police that occurred on Sept. 27.
“After deliberating on it and understanding all the relevant information and dealing extensively with James, it feels like it’s appropriate,” Coach Hurley said Thursday. “I believe the story of his career from this point on is going to be about championships and rebuilding his reputation.”
Bouknight has already missed the Huskies’ closed scrimmage against Harvard on Oct. 25 and the team’s exhibition game against St. Michael’s on Oct. 30. He will sit out UConn’s games against Sacred Heart on Friday, against Saint Joseph’s on Nov. 13 and against Florida on Nov. 17.
Barring any unknown factors, Bouknight will be eligible to return to competition beginning with UConn’s first game in the Charleston Classic in Charleston, S.C., on November 21st against Buffalo.