Solomon suspended indefinitely

Team's leading rebounder suspended for "conduct contrary to values of the university and athletic department."

California forward Richard Solomon has been suspended indefinitely and will miss Sunday's game at San Diego State.

Head coach Mike Montgomery announced the suspension in a statement released Friday, citing "conduct contrary to values of the university and athletic department.

"We expect our student-athletes to adhere to a high standard of behavior," Montgomery said. "In this particular instance, that was not the case." Solomon, a sophomore from Los Angeles, leads the team in rebounds, averaging 7.3 per game. He also paces the Golden Bears (6-1) in blocks with 11 and is sixth in scoring, averaging six points per game.

His absence will tax Cal's depth in the front court, already heavily reliant on redshirt senior Harper Kamp, who has a long history of injuries.

Freshman David Kravish could start in place of Solomon against the Aztecs (7-2). The 6-foot-9 Kravish is averaging 4.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 19 minutes of action per game.


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