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Two removed, two suspended from Basketball team

Galen Alexander and Mayan Kiir won’t finish the season with LSU

NCAA Basketball: North Florida at Louisiana State Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Freshman forward Galen Alexander has been effectively dismissed from the LSU Men’s Basketball team. The 6’6” Alexander played in nine games for the Tigers this season, averaging 1.9 points and 2.1 rebounds.

Freshman forward Mayan Kiir will no longer be a part of the 2017-18 roster, but his future at LSU appears to still have some legs to stand on.

Wade said if Kiir “meets certain standards,” he could return to the team at the end of the semester, well after the end of the basketball season. Kiir played in eight games for the Tigers this season, averaging 1.9 points and 2.0 rebounds.

Sophomore forward Wayde Sims and freshman guard Brandon Rachal have both been suspended for Wednesday night’s game against #18 Tennessee. Both suspensions were handed out for a violation of team rules, the details of which are currently undisclosed.

After losing Jeremy Combs to injury, losing two more forwards for the season doesn’t help with the already troublesome depth issues. The Tigers are now down to 11 active, 9 scholarship players on their roster, leaving only three forwards. LSU will play with only two active forwards (Reath and Epps) Wednesday night.