Michigan's Zavier Simpson suspended for violation of team policies

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 15:46:07-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan Basketball guard Zavier Simpson has been suspended for violating team policies, head coach Juwan Howard announced on Monday.

It's not clear what rule Simpson broke, but he will miss Tuesday's game against Nebraska.

"While we are disappointed with what has transpired with Zavier, we know there are always lessons to learn and grow from. We take these matters and consequences very seriously," Howard said in a statement. "Moving forward, we will continue to handle this matter appropriately within our program and basketball family."

Simpson is a team captain and played in 19 games this season, averaging 12.8 points, 8.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Michigan has last four straight games in Big Ten play, including a 64-62 loss over the weekend to Illinois. They take on Nebraska on the road Tuesday night.