Freshman center loses basketball scholarship at Maryland after arrest

Trayvon Reed, a promising freshman basketball player who was set to attend Maryland, will not be playing this season following a recent arrest.

The 7-foot-1 center was arrested July 30 on charges of theft under $100, two counts of second-degree assault and resisting arrest, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Reed was arrested after two plainclothes officers witnessed him steal an ice cream candy bar from a 7-Eleven close to the University of Maryland’s campus.

The university’s athletic department withdrew his scholarship and barred the incoming freshman from registering for fall classes.

According to the Sun, head coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement:

Trayvon failed to meet the standards that are required by the university athletics department.

Reed said in a statement from Maryland:

I regret that I was unable to meet the responsibilities that were expected of me from Coach Turgeon and the University of Maryland.

As NBC Sports notes, Maryland’s freshman class is now down to four players, with only one center: Michal Cekovsky. Romelo Trimble, Jared Nickens and Dion Wiley round out the rest of the newcomers.

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