Florida baketball signee Cody Larson facing legal problems
Cody Larson, the South Dakota basketball standout who signed a letter of intent to play for Florida last month, is facing legal charges stemming from an April misdemeanor drug charge
Larson, 18, was indicted in April on a misdemeanor charge of "inhabiting a room knowing drugs are kept or used there." His former high school teammate, Grant Wynia, was also charged with ingesting or inhaling Hydrocodone at Larson's house, according to local media reports. Both were suspended from the Roosevelt High team.
In a court appearance today, a Minnehaha County judge set three June court dates in Larson's case, including a June 22 jury trial. Larson, who was not in the courtroom but represented by his lawyer, will have the opportunity to try to reach an agreement on a plea deal before June 22.
Scout.com rates Larson as No. 22 among the nation's power forwards. He averaged 19.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He committed to Florida after he was allowed to be released from his scholarship with Iowa after coach Todd Lickliter was fired.
"We were aware of Cody's situation during the recruiting process,'' Florida basketball spokesman Fred Demarest said in a statement. "He and his family were up front with us during the recruiting process.''