- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former western Pennsylvania high school basketball star whose legal troubles likely kept him from the NBA will appear before a federal judge in Pittsburgh today on charges he robbed two banks earlier this year.

Twenty-six-year-old Herbert Pope is charged in the armed robberies of a WesBanco branch and Sewickley Savings Bank four days apart in February.

Pope is charged with robbing the banks along with another man.

Pope starred at Aliquippa Junior-Senior High School then played for Seton Hall before graduating in 2013.

The 6-foot-9 prep star was shot in 2007 on the day he was to play in a high school all-star game, and later faced weapons charges in unrelated incidents.

Pope faces up to 25 years in prison on the most serious charge he faces, armed bank robbery.


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