Sean Miller indefinitely suspends one of his freshmenby Anthony Gimino on Nov. 21, 2011, under Arizona basketball
Arizona Wildcats basketball coach Sean Miller has indefinitely suspended freshman center Sidiki Johnson for violations of team policy, the school announced Monday night.
Johnson has played in three of UA’s five games, playing a total of seven minutes. He has one point and two rebounds.
The school said it would have no further comment on the suspension.
Miller had to deliver a message to another freshman this season, sitting point guard Josiah Turner for a game. Turner responded with his best two games, Miller said, in New York City last week. He had a combined 16 points in 36 minutes vs. St. John’s and Mississippi State.
“I hope that is a starting point for him,” Miller said at his Monday news conference.
Johnson has been behind junior starter Kyryl Natyazhko and freshman Angelo Chol at center, and power forward Jesse Perry will continue to see time at that position, too. Senior center Alex Jacobson can be counted on for a few minutes, too. He returned to play Friday after missing the past four games because of a persistent back problem.
Arizona plays San Diego State in McKale Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.