After leaving arena early, New Mexico St. suspends Young for Hawaii game

Updated: January 29, 2008, 6:56 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. --New Mexico State University men's basketball coach Marvin Menzies says freshman guard Jahmar Young violated team rules and will be suspended for Thursday's game against Hawaii.

Young walked off the court during play and left the arena late in the second half of the Aggies' 100-70 victory last Saturday against Utah State in Las Cruces.

"I talked to him today and he is in violation of team rules because of that situation," Menzies said Monday. "It had nothing to do with academics. It's a one-game suspension and he is still in our good graces and everything is OK, but he will have to suffer the repercussions of his actions."

Menzies said Young will return to the roster for Saturday's game at San Jose State.

Young played 17 minutes last Saturday, 10 in the first half. This year he has appeared in nine games and started in five, averaging 11.2 points and 21.8 minutes per game.

Young is due in magistrate court next month. He was charged in September with a misdemeanor count of indecent exposure after being accused of exposing himself to a woman July 31. He is to be in court in that case Feb. 28.

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