By Brian McInnis
It was something of a shocker to be appraised of the situation this evening regarding UH sophomore forward Trevor Wiseman, who is suspended indefinitely from team activities following an embarrassing incident during the UH-San Jose State game on Saturday.
Perhaps not shocking in regard to his role — which had diminished significantly in recent weeks — but in that Wiseman was previously known as the quintessential blue-collar guy, content with whatever job handed to him. No drama.
After hearing some descriptions of the Scottie Pippin-esque incident in the first half of the game (in which Wiseman refused to re-enter, causing a flap on the UH bench) it wouldn't be surprising if this is it for Trevor.
At the same time, we saw Joston Thomas come back from a similar incident last season, one in which he was dissatisfied with his role on the team. He only missed one game, and after a sit-down session with Gib Arnold, was penitent the rest of the way. And look at him now — he earned his first career WAC Player of the Week on Monday.
Arnold said nothing to the effect that Wiseman is done for good. We may have a bit of a standoff at the moment, and the ball appears to be in Wiseman's court.
He had some good games early on this season, yes. He's been at times invaluable with his knack for coming up with a big loose ball or steal, true. If you're a UH fan, you'd want Wiseman to make this right, and pronto. But no one is bigger than the team, and it sure looked on Monday like the 'Bows are ready to move on — with or without him.