Kansas State forward Nae’Qwan Tomlin has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest over the weekend. Head coach Jerome Tang made the announcement in a statement released on Monday evening.
Tomlin was arrested early Sunday morning for “disorderly conduct; brawling or fighting” at Tubby’s Sports Bar and released on $750 bond, according to the Riley County Police Department arrest report.
“I have indefinitely suspended Nae’Qwan Tomlin for not living up to the expectations we require of our players,” Tang said in a statement. “Although he is not with the team, he is still part of our family, and we will do what [we] can to support him as he moves through this process.”
Tomlin is one of the key returning members for Jerome Tang’s squad in the upcoming season as he is the leading returning scorer (10.4) and rebounder (5.9). A 6-foot-10 forward from New York, Tomlin started 36 games last season for Kansas State. He was a key for KSU in their Elite 8 run last season, scoring in double figures in all four NCAA tournament games.
Tomlin had started receiving some NBA buzz this offseason, but now that all takes a back seat as the legal and team issues get sorted out.
The Wildcats head to Las Vegas on Monday, November 6th to take on Bronny James and the USC Trojans as they get set to tip off the 2023-24 season on TNT.