Texas point guard Myck Kabongo will not play Friday night against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the Longhorns' regular-season opener at the Frank Erwin Center. Dustin McComas tweeted the announcement.
The NCAA has not made any ruling in its investigation of Kabongo's relationship with agent Rich Paul, who represents LeBron James and several other NBA players, including former Longhorn player Tristan Thompson, now on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thompson has admitted to paying for a trip Kabongo took to Cleveland earlier this year to work out with trainer Jerry Powell, but says that Kabongo's brother reimbursed all costs for the trip.
Kabongo was an All-Big 12 coaches' honorable mention selection last year as a freshman, when he averaged 9.8 points and 5.2 assists per game, and he was selected to the All-Big 12 preseason team this year. In Kabongo's absence, freshman Javan Felix will start at the point for Rick Barnes' squad.