ISU Basketball Player Suspended After OWI Arrest


AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State men’s basketball player was arrested early Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The Ames Tribune reports ISU coach Fred Hoiberg is aware of Thomas’ situation, and he is suspended indefinitely, following student conduct policy.

Thomas is the second Iowa State basketball player to be charged for the violation in two months. Junior Abdel Nader was arrested in May on suspicion that he was operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He pleaded not guilty.

Both Nader and Thomas are suspended from the team indefinitely.

During his freshman season, Thomas made 15 starts, averaging 5.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists and connected on 44 3-pointers, which is the second-most by an ISU freshman.

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