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Wake's Tabb, Walker suspended

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Wake Forest's quest to improve on a disappointing 2010-11 basketball season ran into an obstacle Monday with the announcement that Melvin Tabb and Ty Walker were suspended indefinitely for unspecified violations of athletic department rules.

Walker, a 7-foot senior center, played in 32 games with nine starts last season. He averaged 3.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots per game.

As a freshman last season, Tabb played in 14 games and averaged 1.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.


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At best, Walker and Tabb are marginal ACC caliber players. I don't see how either, or both, could possibly be even a minescule part of the solution to Wake's basketball woes. 

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This is how bad things have gotten at Wake. Two guys get suspended who average, together, less than 6 points, less than 6 rebounds, and less than 3 blocked shots. And this is seen as an obstacle to Wake's improvement. As Jay Leno would say: "How bad is it when...."

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Ken Tysiac has covered the ACC for The Charlotte Observer since 2003, and spent the previous eight years covering Clemson for the Anderson Independent-Mail and then The State in South Carolina. He grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.