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Former Providence College Basketball Player Gets Prison For Attacking Student

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File photo of James Still during the 2010 Big East Tournament. (credit: Getty Images)

File photo of James Still during the 2010 Big East Tournament. (credit: Getty Images)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former basketball player for Providence College has been sentenced to serve four years in prison for a violent and random assault he and a fellow player made on another PC student.

James Still was sentenced Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Netti Vogel. He pleaded guilty in November to felony assault.

Another former player, Johnnie Lacy, pleaded no contest and was sentenced last year to serve three years behind bars for the April 2010 attack.

Authorities at the time said the two decided they wanted to attack the first person they saw, and the victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Both players were suspended and left the school. Still, of Detroit, was admitted to Eastern Michigan in the fall. He was dismissed after his guilty plea.

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