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Feb. 17, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced on Tuesday that sophomore forward Demetrius Henry and freshman guard/forward Shamiek Sheppard have been suspended for the remainder of the regular season due to conduct detrimental to the team.

“Our program is based on helping young people grow as individuals and helping them succeed off the court in life after college, and winning on the court as a member of our team,” Martin said. “We have expectations and responsibilities that we ask our players to meet on an every day basis, and unfortunately this has not happened. I will revisit the suspensions prior to the SEC Tournament.”

Henry has played in 21 contests this season, posting 6.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. He has started 19 of those matchups, with five double-figure scoring contests and eight games with at least five rebounds.

Sheppard has seen action in seven games, averaging 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.9 minutes per outing.

South Carolina continues SEC action when it plays at Georgia on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.