Auburn suspends leading scorer Kareem Canty
Feb. 6, 2016

Kareem Canty will be out for Auburn
Kareem Canty will be out for Auburn

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

ATHENS, Ga. ― Auburn leading scorer Kareem Canty has been has been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team, coach Bruce Pearl said before Saturday's game at Georgia.

The loss of Canty leaves Auburn, already slowed by injuries this season, without its point guard, its biggest 3-point threat and its assists leader.

"Kareem has had some strong moments for our team this season," Pearl said. "He has demonstrated that at the highest level of competition, he can win his matchup.

"However, his effort and attitude have been extremely inconsistent, which led to actions and behavior that are unacceptable. He will step away from the team for a while and may return later in the season. He is suspended indefinitely."

Cinmeon Bowers will be the starting point guard against Georgia.

Canty is averaging 18.3 points per game and has hit an SEC-best 69-of-191 3-point attempts. He also leads the team in assists with 111, good for third in the SEC.

Auburn has played without Tahj Shamsid-Deen and T.J. Dunans, two other primary guards, most of the season because of injuries.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter:

 

 

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