Midwest City basketball stars Shelden Williams and De'Angelo Alexander, along with another teammate, have been named in a rape complaint in Columbus, Ohio, according to a police report obtained by The Oklahoman.
Two other Midwest City basketball players also are part of a rape investigation being conducted by Columbus police.
A 19-year-old woman filed a report with Columbus police on Sunday morning. She stated the suspects forced sexual conduct at 2 a.m. Sunday in a hotel room at the Columbus Hyatt.
No charges have been filed.
"Detectives are looking at the case at this point," said Columbus police spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio.
The players were interviewed separately Sunday but not arrested. Unidentified Midwest City coaches were with the players during police questioning. Players were released after police interviews.
Named as suspects on the report are Williams, 18; Alexander, 17; and Matthew R. Kemp, 17. All three are starters at Midwest City.
Two other Midwest City players are named as witnesses.
Mercurio said the two witnesses "are accused of being in the room when it happened and are part of the investigation."
The witnesses also could face charges if filed.
All five players have been suspended from school until at least Monday. They did not play in Midwest City's first-round victory over Choctaw on Thursday in the Jenks Invitational.
It's unclear whether the players will be allowed to return to school Monday, but "the potential is there" that the suspensions could last longer, Mid-Del public schools spokesman Josh O'Brien said. "We're looking at the incident in question, and we are still discussing and considering.
"It would be very inappropriate for me to give any kind of comment on the status of where we're at on that."
O'Brien refused to say what the players' basketball status would be.
Midwest City was in Columbus during the weekend for the National Hoops Classic. The Bombers lost to Columbus Brookhaven 71-59 on Saturday.
Williams and Alexander are two of the top high school recruits in the nation. Williams, a 6-foot-9 forward, has signed with Duke and is considered by recruiting analysts as one of the nation's top 10 seniors; Alexander, a 6-5 guard, has signed with Oklahoma and is considered among the top 30 seniors in America.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was unavailable for comment Thursday; the Blue Devils were on the road at Boston College.
OU coach Kelvin Sampson had no comment about the matter Thursday. He said it remains an issue between Midwest City and its players.
When contacted Thursday, Bob Williams, Shelden Williams' father, also had no comment, as did Midwest City coach Rodney Dindy. Attempts to reach De'Angelo Alexander were unsuccessful.
Before the suspensions this week, Alexander and Williams had helped Midwest City to 43 consecutive victories against Oklahoma teams. The Bombers have won two straight Class 6A state championships and three of the last four.
Midwest City, the top-ranked team in 6A, has a 10-4 record after Thursday's win. All of the Bombers' losses have come in out-of-state events against teams ranked in the top 11 nationally.Archive ID: 1018012