Two NMSU Basketball Players Arrested


POSTED: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 12:36pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 6:00pm

LAS CRUCES--- Two New Mexico State University basketball players have been arrested by city police.

Jahmar Young, 23, was arrested for battery on a police officer this morning and was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center.

Young and others, including teammate Jacoby Patton, 18, were at the Pic-Quik on Don Roser and University around 3 a.m. Sunday, said police spokeswoman Sgt. Kiri Daines.

Store managers apparently said the group was being rowdy, and called out police, said Daines.

That's when Young allegedly resisted officers and was charged with battery.

He has since bonded out from jail.

According to our archives, Young was previously arrested on charges of indecent exposure for an incident in July 2007.

Patton was also arrested for resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer, and has bonded out of jail.

The NMSU Athletics Department would not give us comment on the arrests.

However they do say "As far as we know, Young has put his name into the NBA draft, to evaluate his NBA draft stock. As far as we know, Young has not hired an agent."

Young is a junior, and would be the leading candidate for player of the year honors next season.

Some college basketball insiders have NMSU Men's Basketball ranked in the top 25 next season.

The Aggies are losing only one player to graduation this year.

NewsChannel 9's Beau Bagley contributed to this report.

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