K-State Basketball Star Nae’Qwan Tomlin Suspended After Arrest For Bar Fight

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Kansas State basketball star Nae’Qwan Tomlin has been indefinitely suspended just days before the Wildcats are set to get their season underway.

Tomlin was arrested over the weekend for an alleged fight at Tubby’s Sports Bar in Manhattan, Kansas shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The 6-foot-10, 210-pound forward was charged with disorderly conduct and brawling/fighting.

On Monday, Kansas State head coach Jerome Tang announced Tomlin’s suspension.

“I have indefinitely suspended Nae’Qwan Tomlin for not living up to the expectations we require of our players,” Tang said, via the Wichita Eagle. “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.”

Last season, Tomlin started in all 36 games for the Wildcats and was a key part of the team’s success. K-State was a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Elite Eight.

Tomlin averaged 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game while shooting 50 percent from the field.

Before transferring to Kansas State, the Harlem native played at Chipola College in Florida and Monroe College in his home state of New York.

Kansas State kicks off its 2023-24 season against the No. 21 USC Trojans at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, November 6.

Tip-off between the Wildcats and Trojans is set for 10:00 p.m. ET on TNT.

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