Starting forward Omondi Amoke has been suspended indefinitely by California head coach Mike Montgomery due to an undisclosed violation of team rules.
The 6-7 sophomore averages 4.8 points and 4.6 rebounds, and moved into a full-time starting role six games ago. He scored 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a November loss to Ohio State.
No word yet on who will replace Amoke in the starting lineup, but the most likely candidates are 7-2 sophomore Max Zhang, who leads the team in blocked shots, or 6-7 junior Markhuri Sanders-Frison, who has been bothered by a bad back for the past month. Montgomery could also choose to go small and insert guard Jorge Gutierrez, the team's best on-ball defender, into the starting five and slide 6-6 Theo Robertson over to the four position.
Please, please, please let Grown-Up Samardo make the trip to Jacksonville.