Players named in Ohio rape complaint Investigation involves Midwest City athletes
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
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