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By David Sheridan
Stony Brook’s Rayshaun McGrew and DeShaun Thrower, who both play on the men’s basketball team, have been accused of breaking into a fellow student’s car and stealing $5,000 cash that was inside the car. The two have been brought up on two accounts of felony charges each, according to police.
The alleged crime, which was first reported by the New York Post, occurred on April 6, but was not brought to the public until April 11. The two basketball players are accused of breaking into Jevreel Miller’s car while on the university campus, by using a stone to break one of the windows and reach into the car.
Miller, 23, says that he saw the two rummaging through his car and then saw them run away as he approached the vehicle. Miller called campus police as he chased the two basketball players on foot and then followed in a patrol car to help identify the accused.
McGrew, a senior, was identified by Miller. Thrower, a sophomore, was found by police after McGrew told them he was also involved. They were both charged with grand larceny and criminal mischief after being brought in by campus police.
Both players helped to lead Stony Brook to the school’s first ever NCAA championship tournament this past season. McGrew averaged the third most point on the team last year, while Thrower played an average of under ten minutes per game.
The news of the two players’ arrest comes at a bad time for the team. The team was looking forward to a new era with the introduction of Jeff Boals as the new head coach.
The money that was stolen from Miller was from his tax refund that he had just cashed. Miller has also said that he still has been given no information about how to regain the money that was stolen by the basketball players.