Georgia Tech's Bolden given 3-game suspension

The Associated Press
Georgia Tech's Chris Bolden (11) brings the ball up the court against Boston College during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Georgia Tech's Bolden given 3-game suspension

Georgia Tech's Chris Bolden (11) brings the ball up the court against Boston College during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Tech guard Chris Bolden has been suspended for the first three games of the season for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Coach Brian Gregory announced Friday that Bolden, a sophomore, will miss three games, including the Nov. 8 opener against Presbyterian. Also included in the suspension is a game at Georgia on Nov. 15 and an exhibition game before the season.

Bolden averaged 7.3 points in 31 games as a freshman last season. He is one of four returning starters for the Yellow Jackets.

Gregory says ''there has to be accountability'' when ''certain standards'' are not met by players.

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