DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke guard Nolan Smith will sit out two games because he played in an unsanctioned summer league.
Smith said Tuesday night after the Blue Devils' 84-48 exhibition victory over Findlay that he was suspended because he played a game with overseas players and professionals over the summer near his hometown of Washington, D.C.
The junior will miss the opener against North Carolina-Greensboro on Nov. 13 and a game three nights later against Coastal Carolina. He didn't play in the first half against Findlay so his teammates could adjust to playing without him.
The Blue Devils already have a thin backcourt - Smith and senior Jon Scheyer are the only returning guards with significant experience. Smith averaged 8.4 points last season.