Lebo Announces Suspension of Two Forwards

Jeff Lebo will start the season without two key players when the Tigers take on their 2006-2007 schedule.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn men's basketball coach Jeff Lebo announced on Friday that two of his players will be suspended for the start of the 2006-2007 season for violations of unspecified team rules.

Junior forward Quan Prowell, who sat out last year as redshirt after transferring from Furman, is not expected to play until a Dec. 19th home game vs. Tennessee State.

Quan Prowell

Dollard is expected to return for a Nov. 28th home game vs. Nicholls State.

Both players will practice with the Tigers, who begin team workouts on Friday, Oct. 13th.

"Playing basketball at Auburn University is a privilege," Lebo says. "There is a tremendous amount of responsibility that goes with it. These young men fell short of that. It definitely is going to be a hardship for our team, but hopefully these young men will learn a lesson."

Josh Dollard scores on a stuff last season as a freshman.

Dollard, who was suspended for AU's last five games of the 2005-2006 season, averaged 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in 23 games. The forward started 12 times.

Prowell last played in the 2004-2005 season and averaged 15.2 points and 5.6 rebounds at Furman. Lebo called the 6-8 Prowell his most talented player last year while waiting for his opportunity to play.

Lebo's Tigers play their first exhibition game Nov. 3rd at home vs. Faulkner and open the regular season at home on Nov. 10th vs. Troy.

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