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Jerome Tang Treating Nae’Qwan Tomlin’s Status Like Season-Ending Injury

Referee pointing at Kansas State player Nae'Qwan Tomlin.

Despite Kansas State head coach Jerome Tang indefinitely suspending senior forward Nae’Qwan Tomlin for his disorderly conduct arrest back in October, the relationship between Tomlin and the team seems to be on the mend as the New York native continues to support the team from the bench.

While Tomlin can be seen cheering on his team on the sidelines, many fans have wondered about what a possible return to the court for Tomlin may look like.


Jerome Tang was asked about Tomlin’s return following the Wildcats’ 75-74 overtime win against North Alabama on Saturday night and provided an update about the likelihood of seeing Nae’Qwan Tomlin return to the court.

Tang mentioned that nothing’s changed regarding Tomlin’s status and that the team is, “Treating the situation like a season-ending injury”.

The updates from Tang this season have remained relatively consistent on Tomlin’s situation with the only major news being Tomlin’s return to the bench for the team. The Wildcats will likely be without Tomlin for a long period of time while rehabbing an ankle injury, but with the potential NBA lottery pick on the sidelines for K-State, questions about Tomlin from members of the media will likely not go away anytime soon.

Kansas State will take the court next on Tuesday, December 5th against the Villanova Wildcats in Manhattan in the Big 12/Big East Challenge.

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