Aztecs Hoops Star to Appear in Court

A hearing is scheduled Thursday afternoon for Lorrenzo Wade, a San Diego State University basketball star accused of burglarizing a woman's home.

San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher indefinitely suspended senior forward Lorrenzo Wade, who pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of stealing a television.

Wade was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference pick last season, when he was San Diego State's leading scorer with an average of 14.8 points.

Wade was released on bail after pleading not guilty to first-degree burglary of an inhabited dwelling in San Diego Superior Court. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison.

Police say a woman in an apartment in the city's College district woke to the sound of knocking at her door on Sept. 21, then heard people enter the apartment. She waited until the intruders left, then went outside and confronted Wade and his companion.

Wade, who lives in the same apartment complex as the woman, turned himself in to police on Oct. 7.

Wade's attorney, Richard Muir, insisted his client didn't take the television. He said he knocked on the door to see if she could move her car.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m at the San Diego County Courthouse.

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