Forward DJ Funderburk will not suit up for the North Carolina State Wolfpack when they open season against Georgia Tech Nov. 5, 2019.
Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Wolfpack bench top big man for opener against Jackets

Keatts indefinitely suspended Funderburk in late September for violating team policy, and later said Funderburk had “benchmarks” to meet in order to work his way back to the team. 

Keatts said Monday that he’s allowed Funderburk to practice in recent days because he is “starting to move toward the things that I’ve asked him to do.” But Keatts said there’s still no timeline for Funderburk to be cleared to play. 

The Wolfpack and Yellow Jackets play Tuesday. 

The 6-foot-10, 225-pound redshirt junior is the team’s top big man after averaging 8.8 points and 4.2 rebounds last year as a reserve. 

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