Texas A&M Basketball: J.J. Caldwell Suspended 5 Games

The Texas A&M basketball program has issued disciplinary action for J.J. Caldwell.

The talented point guard was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated in May. The case was dismissed on Sept. 20, but will still result in a five game suspension from the team this season, according to NBC Sports.

Caldwell will be allowed to practice with the team during his suspension, but will be inactive on game days until the Nov. 24 matchup against Pepperdine.

The 5-foot-11 freshman was ruled ineligible last season and redshirted as a result. He was an ESPN 100 prospect when he was recruited out of Cypress, Texas in 2016. Caldwell is expected to be the starting point guard for an Aggies team that returns a number of experience players from last season Top 25 squad.

While he is serving his suspension, Texas A&M coach Billy Turner will rely on Marquette graduate transfer Duane Wilson to distribute the basketball on the court.

The Aggies open the season against West Virginia with a game overseas at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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