Arizona Wildcats sophomore Devonaire Doutrive has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, the team announced before Friday night's exhibition game against Chico State.
Doutrive was making a big push through the preseason, earning the gold jersey in practice in back-to-back weeks as the best player in practice.
"Hopefully, he can learn," coach Sean Miller said after a 74-65 win, not shedding any other light on a potential return.
The athletic 6-foot-5 sophomore averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per game as a true freshman last season. He flashed high upside at times, although he looked lost on defense at other times.
He briefly left the team this summer with the intent to transfer but decided to return, which was a welcome transaction after the Wildcats lost starting shooting guard Brandon Williams to a season-ending knee.
Miller started senior Dylan Smith at shooting guard against Chico State, giving the Cats loads of length on the perimeter with Smith combining with small forward Josh Green. Other options at the 2-guard are grad transfer Max Hazzard and Kentucky sophomore transfer Jemarl Baker, who was ruled immediately eligible on Thursday.
Also Friday, the school announced that freshman big man Zeke Nnaji was out because of an ankle sprain.
"I don't think it's really serious," Miller said. "We're working really, really hard with him. Tonight, I didn't make sense for him to play. We expect him to play next week."