DeAndre Bembry was arrested early Friday morning.
According to numerous reports, Atlanta Hawks small forward DeAndre’ Bembry was arrested early Friday morning for reckless driving and speeding. Bembry, who was driving a purple Dodge Charger, was reportedly clocked going 128 mph in a 55 mph zone. Bembry was traveling 73 mph over the speed limit.
Bembry, who was a first-round pick by the Hawks back in 2016, is averaging just 4.8 points per game this season. He’s been dealing with a groin injury this season. He hasn’t seen NBA game action since December 22 against Oklahoma City.
The Hawks issued a statement on Bembry’s arrest. Via the AJC:
“We are aware of an incident involving DeAndre’ Bembry earlier this morning,” the Hawks said. “We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.”
Bembry starred at Saint Joseph’s in college before declaring for the NBA Draft after this junior season. He was the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year in 2016 – averaging 17.5 points per contest.
Bembry was reportedly arrested just after midnight – at 12:20 AM. He was reportedly arrested without incident. He’s yet to release any kind of statement on the matter.
— AJC (@ajc) February 9, 2018
Atlanta is set to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. It’s unclear whether Bembry will be able to attend the contest – or whether he’ll even be out of jail by then.