South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin announced on Wednesday that sophomore guard Rakym Felder has been suspended indefinitely.
According to an official announcement from the school, Felder, who’s been suspended since June 30, will not attend classes this fall.
“Due to some unfortunate decisions by Rakym, he has been suspended indefinitely from our program,” Martin said in the release. “I will continue to help Rakym grow as a young man even though basketball is not part of our relationship right now.”
According to the public index search on the Richland County website, Felder was arrested on July 13. His charges include assault and third-degree assault and battery.
Following that suspension by Martin, Felder averaged 5.6 points and 1.3 assists per game, to go along with a 42 percent shooting clip from behind the 3-point line as South Carolina made its first-ever run to the Final Four.
Felder, who spent time at Indian Land High School in Fort Mill, S.C., enrolled at South Carolina after signing out of Lincoln High School in Brooklyn. He was expected to compete this season for the Gamecocks starting point guard job.