KENT — Kent State senior shooting guard Jaylin Walker's suspension mIGHT be lifted in time for him to play in Thursday's Mid-American Conference Tournament quarterfinal game against Central Michigan in Cleveland.
Walker was held out of last Friday's regular season finale against the University of Akron by coach Rob Senderoff, who confirmed that Walker practiced with the team on Monday. The reason for Friday’s suspension has not been revealed.
“I anticipate that Jaylin will play on Thursday, but we are taking it day by day,” Senderoff said.
Walker took part in Senior Night ceremonies before last Friday's game at the M.A.C. Center, but watched the game from the bench in street clothes. The Flashes defeated the Zips 68-65.
Research by the Record-Courier conducted in the past three days did not reveal any arrests for Walker in the Kent area. Walker also served a five-game suspension to start the 2018-19 season for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Walker was named first team All-MAC on Monday after leading the conference in scoring during the regular season at 21.9 points per game.