Stony Brook’s McGrew, Thrower charged with grand larceny

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On the day that Stony Brook introduced longtime Ohio State assistant Jeff Boals as the basketball program’s new head coach, it was reported that two members of their NCAA tournament team were brought up on criminal charges regarding an incident that occurred April 6.

According to the New York Post forward Rayshaun McGrew and guard DeShaun Thrower have been charged with third degree grand larceny and third degree criminal mischief after breaking into a Stony Brook student’s car and stealing his $5,000 tax refund.

Queens resident Jevreel Miller, 23, said the college ballers were rummaging through his car on campus as he walked toward it on April 6. He said the two men took off as he approached and that he pursued them on foot while calling campus cops.

When police arrived, he drove around in their patrol car until he was able to identify McGrew, who told cops the second man was his teammate Thrower, according to Miller.

McGrew was a senior on this season’s team, which lost to Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Thrower, who played just over eight minutes per game, will be a junior next season.