Published Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 | 8:35 a.m.
Updated Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 | 9:19 a.m.
UNLV men’s basketball player Savon Goodman was arraigned this morning on charges related to a May incident in which he is accused of breaking into an off-campus apartment and stealing a pair of coveted Nike sneakers, $500 and an assortment of video games.
Goodman, a sophomore forward, is charged in Las Vegas Township Justice Court with conspiracy to commit burglary, burglary and grand larceny. The latter two are felonies.
The incident, according to Metro Police, occurred May 18. Among the items reported stolen were a pair of Nike LeBron X “Cutting Jade” sneakers and 26 video games. Charges were filed Aug. 15.
During a five-minute hearing today, Judge Cynthia Cruz set Goodman’s preliminary hearing for Nov. 12 — the same day the Rebels host UC Santa Barbara at the Thomas & Mack. Cruz ordered Goodman to report to a “walk-through” booking at the Clark County Detention Center. The process includes Goodman being fingerprinted and photographed for a mugshot, then released without incarceration.
Defense attorney William Terry is representing Goodman, who wore khaki pants, a lavender pinstriped dress shirt and tie to court.
UNLV men’s basketball coach Dave Rice last week suspended Goodman from playing this season.
As a freshman, Goodman appeared in 27 games for the Rebels and averaged 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.