Utah Flash: Player arrested in North Carolina

Published January 14, 2009 3:43 pm

Future unclear » Charged with felony
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Gavin Grant, a player for the NBA Developmental League's Utah Flash, was charged with one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. According to officials at Wake County Jail in Raleigh, N.C., Grant, 23, did not have to post bond. He was given a pre-trial release.

A court date has not been scheduled.

Grant, who absent from Tuesday night's game at Sioux Falls, S.D., surrendered to sheriff's authorities Tuesday. According to the Flash, Grant asked to skip Tuesday's game for personal reasons.

In 16 games for Utah, Grant, who played for North Carolina State between 2004 to 2007, is averaging 12 points and 3.6 rebounds.

Grant's future is uncertain. According to D-League communications assistant Joanna Shapiro, the league is still gathering information about the incident and will wait before making any comment on Grant's future.

"We just found out about it," said Kent Partridge of the Flash. "We're still trying to find out about what happened."

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