Connecticut Freshman Ryan Boatright Forced To Sit Out Indefinitely

HARTFORD, CT - DECEMBER 3: Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies dribbles the ball down court against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the first half on December 3, 2011 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. He scored 23 points in the game. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Connecticut athletic department announced in a statement Friday night that freshman guard Ryan Boatright will be held out of action indefinitely while the NCAA reviews his eligibility.

Boatright was suspended for six games at the start of the season by the NCAA for receiving improper benefits.

"This development arises from additional information provided by the NCAA that pertains to conditions and events that pre-date the University's relationship with Boatright," the statement said.

Since debuting on Nov. 26, Boatright has averaged 10.2 points and 3.5 assists. He scored a career-high 23 points against Arkansas in his second game.

Boatright will continue to practice with the team and may sit on the bench during games, but he will not be allowed to dress or see action while the NCAA is revieweing his situation.

For more updates on this story, visit SB Nation's Connecticut Huskies blog, The UConn Blog.

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