Silvio De Sousa suspended indefinitely for stool-wielding role in Kansas brawl

Silvio De Sousa is in a familiar place — unsure when he’ll ever play for Kansas again.

The Jayhawks forward has been suspended indefinitely for his prominent role in the team’s Tuesday night brawl with Kansas State, in which De Sousa threw several punches and lifted a stool over his head with apparent intentions to hit someone with it, before dropping it.

De Sousa was the only player in the game to receive a technical foul, though multiple players were ejected from the bench. No other suspensions have been announced.

“I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference,” Kansas coach Bill Self said in a statement. “As I said [Tuesday] night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.”

De Sousa helped Kansas reach the Final Four as a freshman in 2018, but sat out all of last season while the school investigated alleged payments made to the Angola native’s guardian to play in Lawrence. The NCAA suspended De Sousa for two years, but he won his appeal and became eligible to play this season.

The former top-40 prospect has had a disappointing season, averaging just 2.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in less than nine minutes per game.

Silvia De Sousa with a stool during Kansas-Kansas State brawl
Silvia De Sousa with a stool during the Kansas-Kansas State brawlGetty Images
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