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Gonzaga reinstates Heytvelt, Davis 8 months after drug arrests

Associated Press - October 12, 2007 9:25 PM ET

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Gonzaga men's basketball team has officially reinstated two players - including leading scorer Josh Heytvelt - who were suspended following their arrests for investigation of drug possession.

Heytvelt and Theo Davis were suspended for eight months.

Heytvelt, the team's center, struck a deal in March, pleading not guilty to a felony charge but admitting to possessing the psychedelic mushrooms found in his car.

He was put in a diversion program that required weekly drug tests and 300 hours of community service.

Heytvelt was averaging more than 15 points per game and leading Gonzaga in rebounding when he and Davis were arrested February 9th during a traffic stop in Cheney.

Davis was a freshman who redshirted last season.

Bulldogs coach Mark Few says he was initially against reinstatement, but was impressed with the players' attempts to make amends.

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