When five-star recruit Billy Preston signed with the Kansas Jayhawks prior to the start of the 2017-18 college basketball season, he was expected to play an integral role in the success of the team. But unfortunately Preston—a 6-foot-10 forward who was ranked 18th in the 2017 freshman class by ESPN—hasn’t played in a single regular season game yet, and it sounds like it’s starting to take a toll on both his basketball family and his real family. Preston wasn’t allowed to play in Kansas’ first game of the regular season against Tennessee State after violating an undisclosed team rule. A short time later, Preston was also involved in a car accident on the Kansas campus that seems to have triggered an NCAA investigation. Kansas head coach Bill Self revealed that the Kansas compliance office asked the team to hold Preston out of game action until a "clearer financial picture" was available regarding the vehicle he was driving at the time of the accident, and Preston hasn’t suited up for the Jayhawks since then.
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