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Police issue warrant for former college basketball player

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Rhode Island police have issued an arrest warrant for a former Providence College basketball player because he did not register as a sex offender.

Abdul Abdullah pleaded guilty to statutory rape in 2005 in Georgia and moved back to Rhode Island after serving a six-month sentence. He told the Providence Journal ( ) on Thursday that he didn't believe he was required to register as a sex offender.

He was arrested last month in Cranston on a warrant from Georgia for violating his probation. Abdullah said he was told his probation ended in 2006 as part of a plea deal, but prosecutors said there was no record he had permission to leave Georgia. He posted bond in that case, which is still pending.

Points: R. Bullock15.7
Rebounds: R. Bullock6.4
Assists: K. Cartwright6.7
FG%: R. Bullock43.6%
FT%: R. Bullock74.8%
3P%: J. Lindsey46.0%
Steals: R. Bullock1.2
Blocks: R. Bullock0.8
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1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
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1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
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9 UCLA31-5
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Butler 12-6 25-9
Creighton 10-8 25-10
Seton Hall 10-8 21-12
Providence 10-8 20-13
Marquette 10-8 19-13
Xavier 9-9 24-14
St. John's 7-11 14-19
Georgetown 5-13 14-18
DePaul 2-16 9-23
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