NC State's Keatts: 'I am very disappointed'

NC State men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts talks about the Wolfpack's loss to the UNCG Spartans at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.
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NC State guard Markell Johnson suspended indefinitely

By Jonas Pope IV

jpope@heraldsun.com

December 16, 2017 11:31 AM

RALEIGH

N.C. State sophomore guard Markell Johnson was suspended for the Wolfpack’s home game Saturday against UNC Greensboro, the school announced an hour before tipoff.

The release said Johnson “has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct. We will not have further comment on this matter at the current time.”

Johnson, the 6-1 guard from Cleveland, Ohio, had started all 10 games this season for N.C. State. He is coming off a career-high in points (17), steals (4) and minutes (36) after a 88-69 win over UMKC last weekend.

Coming into the UNCG game, Johnson was tied for first in the ACC in assists and second in steals.

Jonas Pope IV: 919-419-6501, @JEPopeIV