May 4, 2009

N.C. prep player facing B&E charge

North Carolina prep basketball star John Wall is facing allegations he broke into a Raleigh residence, police said Monday.

Wall, 18, a Raleigh Word of God Christian Academy senior who is among the mostly highly recruited players in the country, was detained April 27, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported.

Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said in a statement an officer spotted Wall leaving the rear door of the unoccupied home. A Wake County magistrate said Wall and two other teens, identified as Bria Renea Draughn, 16, and Reginald Leonard Jackson II, 17, were taken into custody and issued citations on misdemeanor charges of breaking and entering, the newspaper said.

Sughrue said there was no indication of forced entry or that anything was taken from the house, which is listed for sale.

Wall, a 6-foot-4 point guard, reportedly has been pondering offers from several schools, including Duke, North Carolina State, Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, Baylor, Miami and Memphis.