TUCSON Nothing has changed in the status of Arizona freshman Sidiki Johnson, who is expected back from New York on Sunday after UA's trip there for the Coaches vs. Cancer event more than a week ago.
Johnson, a 6-foot-8 center, was indefinitely suspended early last week.
"It was our decision to allow him to stay home and not his,'' said Arizona coach Sean Miller on Sunday afternoon, adding Johnson missed just 2 days of school because it fell during the Thanksgiving holiday time. "It's now a matter of him working very hard off the court academically, being a good person and somebody who represents all the characteristics that we want all our players to have at Arizona.(It's) kind of earning his way back into being part of our team. We will see how that goes in the next three weeks.''
That's the time frame Miller gave last week in seeing if Johnson would be reinstated to the team. Under the current conditions, Johnson will not participate in practice. Johnson played in three games, totaling seven minutes. He didn't play in Arizona's game against Mississippi State in the finals of the Coaches vs. Cancer event. He's averaging 0.3 points and 0.7 rebounds.