NC State basketball player Eric Lockett booked on assault charge

Eric Lockett wasn’t at RBC Center with the NC State basketball team during its 73-58 win against Syracuse on Wednesday night.

Thursday morning, it has become clear why.

The graduate transfer was booked into the Wake County Detention Center on the charge of assault on a female. According to the Raleigh Police Department, Lockett is accused of hitting a woman in the face during an incident that took place on Tuesday.

Lockett is scheduled for his first court appearance on Thursday, where bond is expected to be set.

The 23-year-old native of Warner Robins, Ga., is in his first season with the Wolfpack after starting his career at Florida International. He is averaging 5.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in just under 17 minutes per game.

State’s athletic communications department issued a statement before Wednesday’s game saying that Lockett would not be available because of a “personal matter.” Asked about the 6-foot-5 guard’s status afterward, Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts said he could not comment “further than what we’ve released.”

Keatts also announced that Kentucky transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones, who is sitting out this season under NCAA rules, is “currently not a member of our program.”

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