On Thursday night, Illinois' Leron Black was arrested at an Urbana nightclub after allegedly threatening and pulling a knife on a security guard. According to the News-Gazette, the sophomore has been charged with felony aggravated assault, and has a scheduled arraignment in court at 1:30pm on Friday.
JUST IN: #Illini Leron Black arrested for allegedly pulling knife on bouncer, per @schenk. https://t.co/wqa2sgtsBV pic.twitter.com/oi1ro4JNH9— IlliniHQ (@IlliniHQ) February 19, 2016
Black was averaging 4.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in the seven games he played this season before suffering a knee injury. He averaged 5.0 points and 4.3 rebounds as a freshman last year.
This is the third player arrest to occur under John Groce. In August 2014, former Illini Darius Paul was charged with underage drinking and resisting arrest; he was eventually kicked off the team after an internal review of the situation.
Darius Paul, again, was in trouble after re-joining the team. During the team's trip to France, he was charged with vandalism, public intoxication, and resisting arrest after damaging several vehicles.
We'll have more on this situation as it develops.
Per John Groce, Leron Black has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities.
Statement from @IlliniMBB Head Coach John Groce: "We are aware of the incident involving Leron Black." #Illini— Ryan Baker (@RyanBakerMedia) February 19, 2016
More from Groce on Leron Black: "He has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities as we await the legal process." #Illini— Ryan Baker (@RyanBakerMedia) February 19, 2016