After opening his junior season with an explosive shooting performance, coming off the bench for Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, three-point specialist Brannen Greene is back in coach Bill Self’s dog house.
Greene, who made all five of his three-point attempts on his way to 18 points against Northern Colorado and scored six points (6-for-6 at the free-throw line) versus Michigan State, won’t play at next week’s Maui Invitational.
Self announced Friday morning he suspended the junior sharpshooter six games “for conduct detrimental to the team,” and Greene will not travel with KU to the holiday showcase.
Greene also will miss Kansas home games against Loyola (Maryland), Harvard and Holy Cross.
Self said in the release Greene will be allowed to practice with the Jayhawks when they return from Lahina, Hawaii.
Greene made 50 percent (27-for-54) of his three-point shots during his sophomore season, and is a 47.8-percent three-point shooter for his career.
This isn’t the first time Greene has run into trouble with Self, though. In March of this year, Greene was suspended for KU’s regular-season finale, against Oklahoma. During Greene’s freshman year, Self suspended him one game for “a pattern of irresponsible behavior.”
Shortly after the news of Greene’s suspension came out Friday morning, he tweeted a message: “Don’t talk unless you know. I’m just trying to play basketball.” The tweet was later deleted.