Prior to Monday night’s 63-48 loss to UMBC, the Navy men’s basketball team announced that it had suspended sophomore point guard Tilman Dunbar and sophomore guard Phil Guglielmo indefinitely for violating unspecified academy rules.
Dunbar had led the Midshipmen (5-6) in scoring (11.9 points per game), assists (5.0) and playing time (30.9 minutes). Coach Ed DeChellis told Collegehoopsdaily.com that the players are fully aware of the expectations placed upon them.
“Our standards are little higher, and you can’t deviate from those and we take them very, very seriously,” he told the website. “… For a coach that is refreshing, and hopefully it will be a learning experience for all of us and we’ll move on and be better for it.”
Junior guard Earl McLaurin took Dunbar’s place in the starting lineup and led the team in assists with seven and steals with four while adding two points and five rebounds in the setback to the Retrievers at RAC Arena in Catonsville.
DeChellis did not outline a timetable for Dunbar’s return, telling Collegehoopsdaily.com, “It rests with the Commandant’s Office right now, so we’ll see what happens in hopefully a short period of time.”
Editor's Note: The spelling of Tilman Dunbar's first name has been corrected.