Posted: Tue June 25, 2013 1:42AM; Updated: Tue June 25, 2013 1:24PM

Illinois State kicks guard Bryant Allen off team

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
Bryant Allen of Illinois State
Bryant Allen will not play for Illinois St. as a senior after being kicked off the team for a rules violation.
Eric Francis/Getty Images

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State basketball coach Dan Muller says he has kicked senior guard Bryant Allen off the team for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Muller said in a news release Monday that Allen may be able to stay in school and finish his degree but won't be part of the team.

Allen started 30 of the Redbirds' 32 games last season. The Maplewood, Mo. native averaged 8.6 points and 1.8 rebounds a game.

Guard Geoffrey Allen was kicked off the team last season while another guard, Tyler Brown, was suspended for unspecified conduct problems. Brown returned to the Redbird roster in 2012-13 and finished out the season.

The Redbirds also lost forward Jon Ekey. He transferred to Illinois.

Illinois State's roster now lists 13 players.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

SI Videos
Videos from the Web
 
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Chris Johnson Jameis Winston NFL Draft Michael Sam Aldon Smith
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint