Is this basketball’s dirtiest-ever cheap shot?

Sherman Parsons
November 15, 2018

Kewan Platt, who was recently honored as MESCAC men's basketball player of the week, dropped Nate Tenaglia after checking to see if the referee was paying attention.

But the award has been vacated after he was suspended and barred from campus.

A Fitchburg State basketball player has been suspended indefinitely and kicked off campus after he delivered a risky and flagrant shot to an opponent's head Tuesday night. His behaviour goes against the MASCAC's mission which includes good sportsmanship.

Fitchburg State basketball player Kewan Platt found himself in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons.

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Platt, a native of Jamaica Plain and a criminal justice major, has since been removed from Fitchburg's official team roster. "On behalf of the MASCAC and Fitchburg State, we apologise to the Nichols College student-athlete, the team and institution". After Tenaglia launches a three-point shot, Platt continues charging and delivers a sucker punch right to the face. "We are aware that the Fitchburg State administration is handling the matter". "We are appalled by the actions of the student-athlete", MASCAC commissioner Angela Baumann said in a statement. The junior college transfer's indefinite suspension is not a decision the school could take lightly considering he's the Falcons' leading scorer so far this season at 21.3 points per game.

"The best we can gather was that it was frustration", Divito said about Platt's elbow. "He shouldn't still be playing", said Ronnie Joseph, a football player at Nichols College. Following the incident, Tenaglia finished the game after tests for a concussion were negative.

"I was proud of how our guys handled the situation", Nicholls coach Scott Faucher told Yahoo Sports.

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