Georgetown University men’s basketball forwards Galen Alexander (COL ’21) and Myron Gardner (COL ’23), who were recently named in a civil complaint, announced plans to transfer from the university Dec. 13.
The complaint, which also named former teammate Joshua LeBlanc (MSB ’22), included allegations of burglary, sexual harassment and assault against a Georgetown student in an off-campus residence. It was filed Nov. 12 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
The players signed a Consent Stay Away Order Without Admissions, which states that Alexander, Gardner and LeBlanc cannot contact the plaintiff or her roommates in any manner and must stay at least 50 feet away from them and their home, on Dec. 9. The mutually agreed upon order does not carry any admission of guilt and expires Dec. 9, 2020. Another outstanding civil complaint filed against LeBlanc on Nov. 5 named Alexander as an involved party in the burglary.
Since media outlets reported on the accusations, Alexander has been threatened and has received no support from the university, according to his Dec. 13 tweet in which he also announced his plans to transfer.
“I have been falsely accused and targeted by the media and my peers of crimes I did not commit,” Alexander wrote. “In light of the situation, the University has allowed me to become a target and subjected to unfair treatment, with little or no support.”
Gardner announced his decision to transfer through a statement released by his attorney, Cynthia Goode Works, to The Washington Post on Dec. 13.
“After consultation with my family, I have decided that it is in my best interest to enter into the transfer portal,” Gardner wrote. “I want to thank Coach Patrick Ewing, Coach Louis Orr, the staff and the entire Georgetown University community for their support of my success.”
Alexander and Gardner are the third and fourth men’s basketball players to make transfer announcements this month. Effective Dec. 2, LeBlanc and guard James Akinjo (COL ’22) were no longer members of the men’s basketball team, Head Coach Patrick Ewing (CAS ’85) announced in a Georgetown University Athletics news release.
The announcement was made after LeBlanc and Akinjo expressed interest in transferring from the university separately of allegations against three members on the team, according to a Dec. 3 statement from Athletic Director Lee Reed. The allegations do not involve Akinjo.
Alexander and Gardner both played in a Dec. 4 basketball game at Oklahoma State University and a Dec. 7 game at Southern Methodist University.
Ewing confirmed Alexander’s and Gardner’s plans to transfer in a Dec. 13 university news release.
“Men’s basketball players Galen Alexander and Myron Gardner have expressed an interest in transferring from Georgetown University and to no longer be on the team,” the release said.
Alexander and Gardner did not play in the 89-79 win against Syracuse University on Dec. 14 at Capital One Arena.
Alexander could not be reached for comment. Gardner did not respond to a request for comment.
This is a developing story. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
Hoya Staff Writer Ashley Zhao contributed to this reporting.