Georgia Southern’s high-scoring forward Eric Ferguson, who was expected to be a main contributor to the school’s basketball team for the 2014-15 season, has been suspended indefinitely, Eagles athletic director Tom Kleinlein said Monday.

Kleinlein said he met with Ferguson and the player’s family and lawyer Monday before making the decision.

Ferguson, a 6-foot-8 Statesboro native, who was named a first-team All-Southern Conference performer by the league’s media after averaging 15.4 points a game as a sophomore, was arrested along with his roommate and former teammate Brian Holmes for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of schedule II and schedule III drugs (prescription pills), possession of a firearm and possession/use of a drug-related object.

The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department released the arrest on its website a week ago. Kleinlein was out of town on vacation and wanted to wait and meet with Ferguson before making a public statement.