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Kabongo's Suspension Reduced To 23 Games

Myck Kabongo's suspension has been reduced to 23 games.

Kabongo, sophomore guard for Texas, had been suspended for the entire season.

Kabongo is eligible to return to the Longhorns on Feb. 13 against Iowa State with eight games remaining in the conference schedule. 

"Kabongo accepted airfare, personal training instruction and then provided false and misleading information during two separate interviews with university officials," the NCAA said in a statement.

Via Andy Katz/ESPN

Kabongo To Be Suspended For Season By NCAA

Myck Kabongo, sophomore guard for Texas, will be suspended by the NCAA for the remainder of the season.

Texas has held Kabongo out of the lineup as the NCAA investigated whether he received impermissible benefits from agent Rich Paul. 

Paul represents LeBorn James, Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph.

The season-long ban is consistent with the penalty applied to former Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant in 2009 when he lied to the NCAA.

Several NBA front-office officials believed Kabongo could have elevated himself into a mid-first round draft pick as a sophomore. As one Eastern Conference official said, "Maybe even a late lottery pick in what's going to be an average draft."

Via Pat Forde, Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports
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