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NCSU basketball walk-on charged with DWI

Posted January 10, 2013 11:32 a.m. EST
Updated September 7, 2016 12:29 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina State University sophomore guard Staats Battle was arrested in the early morning hours Jan. 1 and charged with driving while impaired, Raleigh police said Thursday.

Battle, 19, faces charges of provisional DWI, DWI and a lane violation.

He hasn't dressed for the Wolfpack's last two games, wins over Boston College and Georgia Tech, and N.C. State head coach Mark Gottfried said any additional issues would result in his dismissal from the team.

"We are aware of this unfortunate incident and have talked to Staats and his parents about it," Gottfried said.

A graduate of Broughton High School and a walk-on for the Wolfpack, Battle has played in seven games in 2012-13 and scored 5 points. He saw action in six games as a freshman and scored 6 points.

As a senior for the Capitals in 2010-11, Battle averaged 13.7 points per game and was an All-Cap 8 performer. Battle also played tennis at Broughton, helping the Caps finish second in the NCHSAA playoffs.