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Posted on: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

CBKB: Young to leave New Mexico State, Patton dismissed from team


Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. New Mexico State University men's basketball coach Marvin Menzies says Jahmar Young will not return for his senior season and redshirt freshman Jacoby Patton has been dismissed from the team indefinitely.

Menzies made the announcement in a statement issued by the university Tuesday.

Young was arrested early Sunday and charged with battery on peace officer after he and a group of people were reportedly being disruptive inside a Las Cruces convenience store.

Patton was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge following the incident.

An athletics department spokeswoman says the team is not commenting on the incident.

Menzies says Young is hiring an agent and plans to pursue his professional career. Young recently declared for this summer's NBA draft.