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Ex-PC Basketball player sentenced 4 years for assault

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

Ex-Providence College Basketball player James Still was sentenced to15 years with 4 to serve at the Rhode Island ACI for assaulting a fellow PC student in April 2010.

Still pleaded guilty to felony assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Nov.

Still and Johnnie Lacy, another former PC basketball player, were charged with assaulting 21-year-old Yerkin Abdrakhmanov, a student from Kazakhstan. Abdrakhmanov suffered serious injuries including a broken nose and a broken eye socket as a result of the incident.

Lacy has already been sentenced to three years at the ACI.

Still had been on a basketball scholarship at Eastern Michigan University but was kicked off the team in Nov. after agreeing to plead guilty to the charge. He played in two games for the team at the beginning of the season.

During sentencing on Tuesday in Providence Superior Court Still's attorney said he dreamed of playing in the NBA. Still's coach from Eastern Michigan University flew into Rhode Island to attend the sentencing.

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