Courtney Melvin leaves East Carolina - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Courtney Melvin leaves East Carolina

Courtney Melvin has withdrawn from East Carolina University where she would have been a freshman on the basketball team this season.

Melvin's departure comes after she was charged this summer on two counts of filing a false police report after telling officers she was assaulted on her way to a morning workout on campus.

She later told police the incident never happened.

Melvin is scheduled to appear in Pitt County court December fifth.

According to East Carolina Sports Information Director Tom McClellan, Melvin was not dismissed from either the institution or the women's basketball program and she could re-enroll in January and restore her active status on the team.

Melvin is currently enrolled at Bladen Community College.

While at East Bladen high school she led the Eagles to the state championship game in three of her four years. She set a school record with 2,502 career points, and in May, she was honored as the N.C. High School Athletic Association's female athlete of the year.

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