Nelson
UCLA

LOS ANGELES -- Reeves Nelson has been suspended for a second time from the UCLA basketball team.

Coach Ben Howland announced Tuesday that the junior forward was suspended indefinitely for conduct unbecoming a member of the team. It’s the same reason given when he was suspended for two days last month.

Howland says the latest suspension continues a trend of “very disappointing behavior” by Nelson. The coach says he’s worked hard with Nelson to illustrate the importance of the code of conduct for student-athletes and the ramifications for violating it.

There is no specific timetable for Nelson’s status to be re-evaluated.

After Nelson was reinstated on Nov. 16, he missed the team’s flight to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational and arrived later. Nelson was a key returning starter for the Bruins, who at 2-5 are off to their worst start since the 2002-03 season. He didn’t play in the second half of last weekend’s loss to Texas.