Two Missouri freshmen suspended after assault arrests

Wednesday September 17th, 2014

Missouri freshman basketball players Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen have been suspended after being arrested Sunday on suspicion of misdemeanor third-degree assault, the program announced Tuesday.

Gant, Allen and a third man were arrested after police stopped them for meeting the description provided by the alleged assault victims. 

According to the incident report, three black males were jumped by three or four black males and noticed that one of the suspects dropped his wallet during the incident. That wallet belonged to Gant.

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"We are aware of the situation involving Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen and have suspended them from team-related activities as we gather more information," Missouri head coach Kim Anderson said in a statement. "We have high standards for the conduct of our student-athletes and expect much more from them as members of our program."

Gant, a 6-foot-8 forward, was Georgia's Mr. Basketball last season and is rated the No. 52 player in the class of 2014 by Rivals. Allen, a 6-7 forward, was Anderson's first signed recruit after he was hired by Missouri in April. He's a three-star recruit according to Rivals.

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