Stony Brook Basketball Player Arrested on Rape Charges: Law Enforcement Sources

Two of the university's basketball players were arrested in a theft incident last April

A Long Island college basketball player from California is being accused of raping a minor.

University police say that Blair Mendy faces rape, sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child charges.

The 22-year-old Stony Brook sophomore from San Jose is expected to be arraigned Thursday. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer who could comment.

Lenahan on Wednesday provided no other details on the case.

Mendy's father told Newsday he couldn't believe the charges. He said he taught his son to be a gentleman, treat ladies well and to always make the right choice.

Newsday said Mendy has played two games with the Stony Brook Seavolves this year.

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