Georgia Regents player Devon Wright-Nelson suspended for three games

Georgia Regents' Devon Wright-Nelson (right) will sit out the first three games for his role in a downtown Augusta fight.

Georgia Regents basketball player Devon Wright-Nelson was issued a three-game suspension following his role in a weekend fight in downtown Augusta.

The Jaguars junior forward was reprimanded by the school following his arrest 1 a.m. Sunday on a charge of disorderly conduct. Wright-Nelson was involved in a fight near the intersection of Seventh and Broad streets, and he was later booked into the Augusta-Richmond County jail.

According to a statement released by the school late Wednesday afternoon, coach Dip Metress said the suspension was for Wright-Nelson’s failure to adhere to the standards of the program.

“We have certain expectations within our program that everyone associated with our program has to meet on a daily basis,” Metress said in the statement.

The 21-year-old Wright-Nelson will miss the Jaguars’ opener against Tusculum at 7 p.m. Saturday at home as well as Sunday’s 4 p.m. game against Anderson. He also will sit out Georgia Regents’ game Nov. 16 at Bowie State.

Wright-Nelson was named the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year after leading the Jaguars with a 14.2 scoring average on 50 percent shooting. Last year, Wright-Nelson was second in scoring (11.9) on 43 percent shooting and was third in rebounding (7.0).

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