Former WVSU Basketball Player Sentenced on Heroin Charges
Former West Virginia State University basketball player Kendrick Leon Ward will spend two years in prison for distributing heroin.
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Ward sold heroin to a confidential informant near a dormitory on West Virginia State's campus in Institute in 2013. The 25-year-old Oak Park, Michigan, resident pleaded guilty in September to distributing heroin within 1,000 feet of school property.
Goodwin says in a news release that Ward was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston.
Ward played in 27 games during the 2012-2013 season and averaged 4.5 points per game.