Already out for the season with a knee injury, junior forward DeShawn Freeman is also indefinitely suspended from team basketball activities for what coach Eddie Jordan said was a "failure to meet team expectations."
Freeman, who was limited in a practice role during recovery, is a junior college All-American that averaged 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game before his season-ending injury.
"To build a winning program, all of our student-athletes must commit to be successful academically, personally and athletically," Jordan said in a statement. "Deshawn has not met these expectations in a consistent manner. He has the opportunity to return to basketball activities once he does."
Freeman is one of three forwards out for the season at Rutgers (6-18, 0-11).
It is the first suspension under Jordan since freshman guard Corey Sanders sat out the opener because of a self-reported violation.