VU basketball suspends guard for 'non-academic' violation

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:50pm

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.

8 Comments on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 10/31/12 at 7:59

I would have at least considered suspending Stallings and appointing Dai-Jon Parker as his assistant while on suspension.

By: Jughead on 10/31/12 at 8:24

This is going to be an awful year for Vandy's men's hoops. Just awful.

By: threedoginn on 10/31/12 at 8:31

made worse by the snarky comments of rasputin et.al...

By: rldavenport@com... on 10/31/12 at 8:34

I'm afraid you're right, Jughead.

By: stitch on 10/31/12 at 8:55

Perhaps the V hierarchy heard he was going to church.

By: 4gold on 10/31/12 at 9:35

Dai Jon was not going to pull this years team out of the fire. I hope they can win the exhibition games this week end. It may be the highight of the season if they can pull that off. Baseball season starts WHEN?

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!

By: Jughead on 10/31/12 at 10:39

I agree with 4gold--Vandy baseball rocks.

By: 9445 on 11/30/12 at 12:52

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