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North Carolina freshman Jalek Felton has been suspended from the University, the school announced on Tuesday.

The suspension means Felton is now ineligible to “participate in any University activities,” according to the press release.

Felton came into the season as a highly regarded 5 star Point Guard from South Carolina. He is the nephew of former Tar Heel great Raymond Felton.

The suspension comes from the University, not the team or head coach Roy Williams. 

It is unknown why the suspension has occurred. Here’s the full press release from the University of North Carolina.


CHAPEL HILL –University of North Carolina freshman guard Jalek Felton has been suspended from the University, and therefore is not currently eligible to participate in any University activities.

Due to federal privacy laws, that is the extent to which the University can comment.

The West Columbia, S.C., native has played in all 22 games this season. He is averaging 2.9 points and 1.6 assists per game.

Carolina plays at Clemson tonight (Jan. 30) at 7 p.m.

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