A Stony Brook basketball player was arrested and charged with rape Wednesday, officials said.
Blair Mendy, 22, was picked up by university police detectives at around 2:30 p.m. and faces charges including third-degree rape, sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child, campus police said.
Mendy was expected to be arraigned Thursday.
The California native graduated from San Jose’s Bellarmine College Preparatory in 2013 before playing for Loyola Marymount University for the 2013-14 season.
The sophomore has played in two games for the Stony Brook Seawolves in the 2016-17 season.
His father was stunned by the charges.
“I think my kid was raised very well,” Augustus Mendy, a banker in Palo Alto, told Newsday. “I find it very incredible to believe. I taught him to be a gentleman, treat ladies well. I always taught him to make the right choice.”