NC State basketball player charged with assaulting female

Mugshot of Eric Lockett (Photo: Raleigh-Wake CCBI)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State backup guard Eric Lockett has been charged with assault on a female.

According to court records, Lockett was being held without bond in the Wake County Jail on Thursday following an incident that took place Tuesday. No further details were immediately available.

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Coach Kevin Keatts says Lockett has been suspended indefinitely from the team but declined further comment. The 23-year-old Lockett missed the Wolfpack’s 73-58 victory over Syracuse on Wednesday night for what the school described as a “personal matter.”

The Georgia native transferred to N.C. State this season after graduating from Florida International and is averaging five points and roughly 17 minutes per game.