Illinois bans Crandall Head 4 games

Illinois sophomore guard Crandall Head has been suspended for four games after violating a team rule, an Illinois spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Head will sit out two exhibition games, including Tuesday's game against Wayne State, and two regular-season games against Loyola and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

Head was expected to be in Illinois coach Bruce Weber's rotation of guards this season. Head averaged 1.4 points in 17 games as a freshman.

Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for ESPNChicago.com and can be reached at spowers@espnchicago.com.