South Carolina Basketball: Gamecock freshman suspended indefinitely

South Carolina basketball freshman Sahnya Jah has been suspended indefinitely for "conduct detrimental to the team."

South Carolina basketball freshman Sahnya Jah
South Carolina basketball freshman Sahnya Jah / Presse Sports-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina basketball took care of business against the Missouri Tigers at home on Thursday, but they did it with just 9 players.

Fans knew that the Gamecocks would be without Kamilla Cardoso who was in Brazil playing with her national team in Olympic qualifiers. However, another forward was not available for the game and will not be for an "indefinite" time frame.

It was announced shortly before the game against Missouri that freshman Sahnya Jah was "out indefinitely due to conduct detrimental to the team."

No further details surfaced about Jah's suspension, but it comes at a tough time for the Gamecocks with Cardoso out for at least one more game. USC was able to handle a vastly overmatched Missouri team, but up next is the UConn Huskies.

After the Mizzou game, Coach Dawn Staley was asked about Jah's suspension and the timeline for her absence. She declined to provide any details behind what prompted the discipline, but Staley referred to Jah's timeline as "day-to-day" and said the freshman would be "working" to get back in the good graces of the program.

On the season, Jah has played in 16 games and is averaging just 3.1 points, and 2 rebounds on 36.2%/20%/33.3% shooting splits.

She has not been part of the rotation this season and still has a ways to go in her development, so the loss (for however long it may be) shouldn't hurt the Gamecocks too much on the court as long as they don't get in ridiculous foul trouble against UConn.

Any non-garbage time minutes that may have been allocated for Jah could be picked up by other reserve forwards like Sakima Walker (who has been in the rotation some but mostly out of the rotation this season) or Sania Feagin (who is a really important bench piece in the post).

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