Junior Leslie McDonald will sit the next three games for the University of North Carolina. McDonald, a guard, has not participated in the Tar Heel’s last three games.
“Leslie did not do what we expect of our student-athletes and therefore is not going to play in the next three games,” says Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams.
McDonald missed all of last season after injuring his knee playing in a summer league in July 2011. He underwent successful surgery Aug. 3, 2011. “His knee has improved and he would have been medically able to return this week, but he won’t dress for Georgia Tech, N.C. State and Boston College,” Williams said.
“I’m sorry that I won’t be able to play the next three games but I will be ready to help my team again beginning with the Virginia Tech game,” says McDonald. “I did not take care of my responsibilities as a student-athlete and have to miss some games as a result. I will do what I can to help prepare my teammates in practice even though I can’t play.”