Former mid-major All-American and Wichita State Shockers star Cleanthony Early was shot in the knee outside of a Queens, New York strip club early Wednesday morning.
The New York Daily News described the incident:
Early, 24, was surrounded by four to six people wearing ski masks and robbed of his items and jewelry — including a gold necklace and gold caps on his teeth, sources said.
The shooting happened at 4:15 a.m., after Early left CityScapes gentlemen's club on 58th Street in Maspeth Queens. He was with an unidentified female when he left the club, sources said.
Early was in an Uber cab, about a mile away from the club, when three cars boxed in the vehicle, sources said.
He was shot once in the right knee, police sources said. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, and was later being transported to another hospital. His injury does not appear to be life-threatening.
Early is in his second year in the NBA. He is currently averaging less than a point per game in 10 appearances for the Knicks this year.