Iowa State guard Bryce Dejean-Jones will not play in today’s game at Iowa. Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg suspended the UNLV transfer after he was arrested and Charged with three misdemeanors by Ames police. The most serious charge involving marijuana was dismissed by a Story County judge.
“We feel that the best move at this time for Bryce, for our team is to suspend him for tomorrow night’s game. It’s not a code of conduct issue for Iowa State University, it is based on the numerous conversations that I have had,” Hoiberg said Thursday.
Hoiberg would get into specifics about why he decided to suspend Dejean-Jones, but said it involved talking to the administration and staff. Dejean-Jones averages 17 points per game and won’t be available as the Cyclones visit 8-2 Iowa. “it’s an extremely hostile environment they’re playing great basketball right now, it’s an excellent team that’s really clicking and playing with a great deal of confidence. We are going to have to go in there and first and foremost get off to great start,” Hoiberg said.
Hoiberg says ISU will need to offset the Hawkeyes’ size advantage and try to keep them off the glass.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says the Cyclones are a team with a lot of weapons and even without Dejean-Jones the Cyclones are an experienced team.
Iowa has a commanding lead in the all-time series with 43 wins to 24 for ISU.