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USC basketball's Devan Downey out of jail

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - University of South Carolina men's basketball player Devan Downey is out of jail on bond after being arrested.

Downey was arrested Monday and charged with simple assault.

University spokesman Russ McKinney says the charge stemmed from an argument Downey had with another student on campus last week.

McKinney said early last week around lunchtime Downey and USC student Chris Lowery got into an argument at the Russell House on campus, saying the incident was "very minor."

According to the incident report, Lowery claims Downey approached him in a hostile manner. Lowery says downey pushed hm on the side of his face and left the scene.

At the time Lowery told university police he didn't want to pursue legal action and declined medical treatment.

Lowery changed his mind Monday, and Downey found himself at Richland County's Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Athletic department spokesman Steve Fink says Downey has been suspended from the team per a school policy to immediately suspend any athlete who is arrested.

Not only is Devan Downey South Carolina's best basketball player, he's also one of the best in the Southeastern Conference.

This past season the Chester native made the All-SEC first team. The sophomore led Carolina in scoring with just over 18 points per game.

He was also the top assist man with over five a game, and he also broke the league's single season steals record with 103.

There's been no official statement from USC basketball coach Darrin Horn on Downey's status.

Downey's attorney Neal Lourie says Downey has a June court date.

Updated by Logan Smith

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