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.