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Former USC basketball player Stais Boseman arrested

June 22, 2009 | 12:09 pm

Usc Former USC basketball player Stais Boseman has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of carjacking, authorities said today.

The 35-year-old former USC guard, who played with the Houston Rockets after college, was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday by officers with the LAPD's Wilshire Division in connection with a carjacking in the area, according to Officer April Harding, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. Boseman was taken into custody on Crenshaw Boulevard and held in lieu of $111,564 bail.

Boseman first rose to fame as a two-sports athlete at Morningside High School in Inglewood. He led the basketball team to a 1993 state championship, and on the football field as quarterback, he was named a Parade All-American.

After USC, he played with the Houston Rockets in the NBA and several minor league teams. The story of the Morningside High championship basketball team was documented in "Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later," a 90-minute look at the lifestyle of young basketball players.

-- Richard Winton

Photo:USC's Stais Boseman battles Tar Heels' Ademola Okulaja in 1996.  Credit: AP Photo/ Peter A. Harris