Minnesota reinstates center Reggie Lynch

Minnesota's Reggie Lynch has been reinstated by the program and cleared to participate in all team activities months after he was jailed on a sexual assault accusation, the school announced Thursday.

"I can confirm that Reggie has been reinstated for all team activities," Dan Reisig, the team's spokesman, told ESPN.com.

In May, the school announced that Lynch, an Illinois State transfer who was expected to play a major role for coach Richard Pitino's team in 2016-17, had been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested and jailed on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct in Minneapolis.

The announcement extended a string of suspensions, arrests and dismissals endured by the program in Pitino's first three seasons.

In August, however, the Hennepin County Attorney's office said it had declined to press charges against Lynch because it had "insufficient evidence to prove that a crime was committed."

Lynch, who sat out last season because of NCAA transfer rules, averaged 9.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG and 2.8 BPG as a sophomore at Illinois State in 2014-15.