Four-star freshman center Trayvon Reed will not enroll at the University of Maryland after failing to meet school standards, the school announced in a release Friday.
"Trayvon failed to meet the standards that are required by the University of Maryland athletics department." Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon said in the release.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting this is the result of an arrest Wednesday night in College Park that resulted in Reed being "charged with two counts of second-degree assault, including one of a police officer, as well as theft under $100 and resisting arrest." The Sun is also reporting one of the officers suffered two broken fingers in the incident. Reed has a court hearing scheduled for September 14, the Sun reports.
More on Reed's dismissal
More on Reed's dismissal
Update: More info, from the Sun:
According to court documents, Reed was arrested shortly before midnight Wednesday after two plain-clothes Prince George's County police officers saw him put an ice cream bar and two candy bars into his pants pocket at a 7-Eleven on Route 1, and leave the store without paying.
When the officer confronted Reed and another unnamed male outside the store, Reed "began acting as if he did not understand," according to charging documents. The officer then reached to place Reed under arrest and Reed attempted to pull away and run.
According to police, Reed hit the officer on the left hand as he was trying to control the Maryland player. The other officer, who was inside the store, went to his fellow officer's aid.
Reed took one four-pack of Reese's peanut butter cups, one two-pack of big Reeses peanut butter cups and a Twix ice cream bar. The total value was $5.81.
Reed, rated as a four-star recruit and the ninth-best center in the country, was expected to contribute at least somewhat this season due to his 7'1" frame. He committed to Maryland over offers from Florida, Florida State and Georgia, among other.
"I regret that I was unable to meet the responsibilities that were expected of me from Coach Turgeon and the University of Maryland," Reed said in the release.
Reed was one of five highly-rated freshman coming into Maryland's program, along with Melo Trimble, Dion Wiley, Jared Nickens and Michal Cekovsky.
"We want to express our gratitude and appreciation to Coach Turgeon and the Maryland basketball program," said Daniel Moore, Reed's stepfather, in the release. "We regret that Trayvon has to leave Maryland and miss out on this great opportunity."