Fitchburg State basketball player Kewan Platt found himself in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons. During a game against fellow NCAA Division III squad Nichols, Platt delivered a disgusting flagrant foul to an opponent, Nichols guard Nate Tenaglia.
Platt directly charged Tenaglia and delivered an elbow strike to his opponent’s head.
Overtime was able to obtain video of the brief altercation and shared it on social media. As soon as the video began making the rounds, there was plenty of negative attention being given to Platt.
Fitchburg State has since issued a statement saying that he “has been indefinitely suspended from the team and barred from campus, effective immediately.”
Additional information about the incident and Kewan Platt can be seen below.
In a video shared on social media by Overtime, No. 23 from Fitchburg State, who is listed as Kewan Platt, makes a direct run at Nichols guard Nate Tenaglia. After Tenaglia launches a three-point shot, Platt continues charging and delivers a sucker punch right to the face. Tenaglia falls to the ground, Platt keeps it moving, and the referees were somehow oblivious to the entire incident.
The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA have yet to comment on the situation.
You can check out the video of the incident in the link below.
Who Is Kewan Platt?
Kewan Platt is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound junior from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Platt, who majors in Criminal Justice, transferred to the program from Monroe Community College. Platt graduated from Charlestown High School in 2016 and was a 1,000-point scorer and team MVP during his senior year.
Platt also competed on the Charlestown High School track and field team.