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UD Announces Suspension of Three Basketball Student-Athletes


NEWARK, Del.- The University of Delaware announced Wednesday that two starters on the Blue Hens men's basketball team and one member of the women's basketball squad have been suspended from their programs for one month beginning immediately.

Men's basketball team members Jarvis Threatt and Marvin King-Davis and women's basketball team member Shanice Johnson have been suspended for separate, unrelated violations of Athletics Department policies, and each will be out of action until at least the end of February.

"This athletics department has very high and very clear expectations of our student-athletes," said Delaware Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric Ziady. "When these expectations are not met there will be certain and consistent consequences. Our student-athletes will take ownership of the decisions they make both on and off the court."

There will be no further comment from the University of Delaware.

Threatt, a 6-2 junior guard from Richmond, Va. (Highland Springs HS), has started 19 games this season and leads in the team in assists (107/5.4 per game), steals (46/2.3 per game), and minutes played (36.9 per game) and ranks No. 2 in scoring (17.9 ppg) and No. 3 in rebounding (5.8). A third team All-CAA selection in 2012-13, Threatt leads the CAA in both assists and steals per game.

King-Davis, a 6-7 sophomore forward from Richmond, Va. (Meadowbrook HS), has played in all 21 games this season with 19 starts and is averaging 5.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while ranking second on the team in blocked shots with 18.

Delaware, led by eighth year head coach Monté Ross,  is currently 14-7 overall and stands atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings with a 6-0 mark in league play, the team's best conference start since the 1991-92 season. The team will take its eight-game winning streak to Williamsburg, Va. tonight (Jan. 29) to face host William & Mary at 7 p.m. Delaware defeated the Tribe 76-71 back on Jan. 15 at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Johnson, a 6-0 freshman forward from Philadelphia, Pa. (Cardinal O'Hara High School), has played in all 17 games during her rookie season with 12 starts for the UD women. She currently ranks fifth on the team in scoring (7.9 points per game) and second in rebounding (6.1 per game) while leading the team with 29 steals and ranking second with 12 blocked shots.

Two-time CAA defending champion Delaware, led by 18th year head coach Tina Martin, is currently 11-6 overall and is tied for fourth place in the CAA standings with a 3-3 mark in league play. The Blue Hens will continue action Thursday, Jan. 30, when they host Northeastern University at 7 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center.

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