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Virginia Tech suspends Joey van Zegeren indefinitely

Virginia Tech suspended forward Joey van Zegeren indefinitely on Friday, the program announced.

Virginia Tech has suspended junior forward Joey van Zegeren indefinitely, the program announced on Friday.

Van Zegeren is VT's third-leading scorer at 9.8 points per game and the team's leading rebounder at 5.3 per game. The Netherlands native also averages 20.4 points per game, fifth on the team.

"Joey failed to meet the expectations we have for our team," head coach Buzz Williams said in a statement. "He demonstrated a lack of discipline and self-control at practice and as such this suspension was warranted."

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The Hokies (8-5) open ACC play on Saturday at home against Syracuse (9-4) and then travel to Florida State (8-5) on Tuesday.

Van Zegeren averaged 6.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 22.0 minutes per game last season as a sophomore.

Mike Fiammetta