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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Eric McClellan suspended by Vanderbilt for academic violation

Eric McClellanVanderbilt sophomore guard Eric McClellan has been suspended for the rest of the season because of an academic violation, the school announced Wednesday.

“Vanderbilt sophomore Eric McClellan, a member of the men’s basketball team, will not be enrolled in school spring semester due to a violation of university academic policy. He is expected to be reinstated this summer,” the school said in a statement via The Tennessean.

McClellan also issued a statement through the school.

“I want to apologize to my family, coaches, teammates, and the entire Vanderbilt community for my actions that have led to this suspension,” he said. “I take full responsibility for what has happened. I look forward to returning to school this summer and of continuing my goal of earning a degree at Vanderbilt and playing basketball for this coaching staff and with these players.”

McClellan was a transfer from Tulsa and took a redshirt year last season. He averaged 14.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season, though his minutes and numbers have been down the past four games. He did not accompany the team to Alabama on Tuesday. He had been the team’s leading scorer.

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