Two Players Depart Men's Basketball Team

Georgetown loses two key players for the season, including starting point guard

Two Players Depart Men's Basketball Team

Less than two weeks before it hosts Syracuse, Georgetown University has announced that two key players won't play the rest of the season.

The restraining orders were granted on November 20.

The Syracuse basketball squad will resume its lengthy series with former Big East Conference adversary Georgetown on December 14 in Washington, D.C., and a significant development is transpiring prior to this tantalizing tilt. LeBlanc is accused of assualt and battery and theft of personal property. One plaintiff secured a temporary restraining order on November 20 against LeBlanc and Alexander after alleging that they burglarized her apartment and harassed her with threats. The other plaintiff, her roommate, alleges among other things that Gardner sexually assaulted her. The victim reported the assault and the burglary to both the DC police and the Georgetown police. A restraining order hearing will be held on December 9. She has not yet had her court date to receive a preliminary injunction. 'I believe that Joshua and his friends stole my items from my house and would like to be reimbursed for these items'.

Akinjo was Georgetown's starting point guard.

"Georgetown University men's basketball players James Akinjo and Josh LeBlanc will not be playing for the men's basketball team effective immediately and will not be members of the team for the remainder of the season", Ewing said in a statement.

According to court documents obtained by NBC Sports, a Georgetown student accused Myron Gardner, a 6-foot-6 freshman from Detroit, of "sexual harassment and assault on September 15th at my home", adding that the following day it was allegedly burglarized by Gardner, LeBlanc and Galen Alexander.

"Georgetown takes student conduct issues very seriously and ensures that they are investigated thoroughly", the statement read. "While we are not able to comment on specific cases, we have processes for investigating and adjudicating alleged violations of our student code that are fair to both parties". He was named Big East freshman of the year after averaging 13.4 points and 5.2 assists last season. Meanwhile, sophomore forward LeBlanc put up 7.2 points every 40 minutes and also landed on the Big East's All-Freshman unit during the 2018-19 campaign.

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