Virginia Tech basketball is set to open its 2018-19 season next Friday (Nov. 9) against Gardner-Webb. However, there’s news out of Blacksburg today, and it’s not exactly great for the Hokies. According to a tweet from Jeff Goodman, Virginia Tech has indefinitely suspended senior forward Chris Clarke.
Virginia Tech has suspended Chris Clarke indefinitely.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) October 31, 2018
That report has been confirmed elsewhere, including David Teel of the Daily Press.
#Hokies announce indefinite suspension of forward Chris Clarke, critical component of preseason top-15 squad.
— David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) October 31, 2018
A season ago, Clarke was one of the top reserves in the ACC — the runner up for Sixth Man of the Year to De’Andre Hunter. He’s a skilled wing that does a lot for Virginia Tech on the court.
As a junior in 2017-18, Clarke averaged 8.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and three assists per game — while shooting 57.4 percent (61.4 eFG%) from the field.
Clarke is no longer listed on Virginia Tech’s official roster on the school’s website.