Talented Mississippi State G Nick Weatherspoon was suspended by the Bulldogs back in February for an unspecified reason.

He then missed the rest of the 2018-19 season, but has since apparently been going through the offseason program with his teammates.

On Tuesday, coach Ben Howland addressed the media and said Weatherspoon should be ready when the 2019-20 season tips off:

That will be a big boost for the Bulldogs, as Weatherspoon averaged 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 24 games (23 starts) before his suspension.

Weatherspoon’s older brother, Quinndary, was a second-round pick by the San Antonio Spurs in last week’s draft. Now, Nick will try to improve his draft stock as a rising junior.