Friday , Jan , 05 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Georgia Tech suspends Clinch for season

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Georgia Tech has suspended sophomore guard
Lewis Clinch for the remainder of the 2006-07 season for a violation of
institute policy.

Clinch left the team on Friday, and his status as a student will be determined
next week, when the spring semester begins.

The 6-3 guard will be sorely missed by the Yellow Jackets, as Clinch is third
on the team in scoring with 13.2 points per game. Clinch is Georgia Tech’s
best deep threat, as he leads the team with his 47.6 percent shooting
percentage from behind the arc, and he shoots 53.4 percent from the field.

“Lewis has been presented with several options, but has been resolute about
staying in school at Georgia Tech if at all possible,” said head coach Paul
Hewitt. “There a number of scenarios under which Lewis can regain his playing
status in the coming months and rejoin our basketball team next season. I can
only wish him the best in working with the institute with regard to his
pursuit of a degree from Georgia Tech.”

Georgia Tech is 11-3 this season, including 0-1 in the ACC.