George Mason suspended guard Andre Cornelius after the senior guard was charged with credit card fraud and credit card larceny on Friday.
According to the university’s police department incident record, the 22-year-old Cornelius was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and released on $1,500 bond.
“Cornelius has been summarily suspended from the team as a result of the charges filed against him,” the school said in a statement. “The suspension will be in effect until the legal and University judicial processes have been completed.”
Cornelius started all 34 games last season for George Mason, which went 27-7 and reached the NCAA tournament round of 32. The 5-foot-10, 172-pounder averaged 9.5 points and 2.3 rebounds for the Patriots, and was projected to be the team’s second-leading returning scorer.
—- Patrick Stevens