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A college basketball player is being held in jail on several charges after authorities alleged he tried to strangled a female acquaintance, according to the Buffalo News.

Quate J. McKinzie faces a series of charges, including:  second-degree strangulation, third-degree witness intimidation and first-degree criminal contempt, all felonies; and criminal obstruction of breathing; assault; menacing; harassment; stealing the victim’s vehicle; aggravated harassment, and disobeying a court mandate, all misdemeanors.

McKinzie is being held without bail, according to  the News.

WKBW-TV said McKinzie was arrested following a “domestic incident.”

Buffalo University, in a statement, said McKinzie has been indefinitely suspended from the team.

McKinzie, a sophomore, is a 6’8, 195 pound forward who was a three-star prospect coming out of high school. He had several scholarship offfers,  appeared in 17 games last season as a freshman, but a concussion and a broken hand limited his action. According to the University of Buffalo athletic site, McKinzie was the ninth-best player coming out of North Carolina and the No. 48-ranked power forward, as per 247Sports.

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Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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