UConn indefinitely suspends center Olander

UConn has suspended senior big man Tyler Olander indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

The school announced the suspension Monday.

The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Olander started 26 games last season and averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. The Huskies, under first-year coach Kevin Ollie, won 20 games but were ineligible for the NCAA tournament because of poor past academic performance.

Olander was also suspended in March after being arrested and charged with trespassing in Florida during spring break.

The Huskies have a chance to get back to the NCAA tournament this season with the return of a strong perimeter group that includes Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun.

However, the frontcourt has been a concern. Olander was expected to start again, largely because the Huskies remain thin up front. Ollie and his staff signed talented forward Kentan Facey, but the Jamaican native has yet to be cleared by the NCAA.

This article was originally posted on ESPN.com