Niagara forward no longer on the team amid legal issues

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Niagara forward Dominique Reid is no longer with the basketball program, according to a release from the school. The MAAC all-rookie team selection is dealing with some legal issues over the last year.

“Dominique Reid will not be attending Niagara University during the 2015-16 academic year,” Niagara Athletics Director Simon Gray said in the release. “Consistent with our commitment to student privacy obligations, the university will have no further comment on the matter.”

The 6-foot-8 redshirt freshman had a breakout 2014-15 season for the Purple Eagles, averaging 9.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. But he also found some trouble away from the floor. In April, Reid was charged with second-degree identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny, both charges being felonies. Last October, Reid was also arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

The issues Reid is facing are still unresolved in some cases, with the four-degree grand larceny charge still in court.