Long Island college basketball player accused of rape

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) A Long Island college basketball player from California is accused of raping a minor.

Stony Brook University police Chief Robert J. Lenahan tells Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2kUVvJ2 ) 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's unclear if he has a lawyer who can comment.

Lenahan on Wednesday provided no other details on the case.

Mendy's father tells Newsday that he can't believe the charges. He says he taught his son to be a gentleman, treat ladies well and to always make the right choices.

The newspaper says Mendy has played in two games with the Stony Brook Seawolves this year.

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This story has been corrected to show it's the Stony Brook Seawolves, not Seavolves.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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