|Monday, May 19
Updated: May 20, 9:28 AM ET
Hicks' future with program to be determined
CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati freshman Eric Hicks was suspended indefinitely from the basketball program Monday for conduct detrimental to the team.
Athletic director Bob Goin declined to release details.
"I am extremely disappointed in what I have learned regarding Eric's behavior," Goin said. "His future with our athletic program will be determined at a later date."
Hicks will not be allowed to participate in any of the university's basketball activities, but will keep his athletic financial aid, Goin said.
Hicks, a 6-foot-6 forward from Greensboro, N.C., averaged 2.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game as a substitute last season.
Hicks left the team at one point during the season, but returned within a few days.
Before Hicks came to Cincinnati, he was shot in the left leg in June 2002 during a fight among high school students in Greensboro. Doctors treated the injury and he was able to resume playing basketball within weeks.
Cincinnati coaches said they were told by Hicks and his family that he was shot after he had gone to a park to try to restore order between students who had gotten into a fight.