Sacred Heart junior guard Nate Tabor is expected to back on the floor Saturday when the No. 1 ranked Hearts take on Ansonia in the Naugatuck Valley League tournament quarterfinals.
Sacred Heart principal Butch Azzara confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Media Friday morning that Tabor, who has verbally committed to St. John’s, was back in school Friday after serving a five-day suspension. This was Tabor’s second disciplinary action and he has missed a total of five games.
“Nate is back in school and in good standing,” said Azzara, also the chairperson of the CIAC boys basketball and baseball committees, as well as the CIAC Board of Controls and co-operative sports. “Five days (suspended) that’s our policy.”
Azzara said it would be up to head coach Jon Carroll whether or not Tabor plays on Saturday.
“If he had done anything within the school, any serious disciplinary infraction, he would have been gone (from school),” Azzara said. “We have a zero tolerance policy. … Nate is a good student, the teachers like him and he goes to class. It’s all about making kids understand how they should conduct themselves at all times.”
Sacred Heart is 19-1 and has been ranked No. 1 in the GameTimeCT poll all season long.