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Mississippi State Jessika Carter arrested

By Donnie Woods, 09/09/21, 2:15PM CDT

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Mississippi State basketball player Jessika Carter faces a charge of simple assault in Oktibbeha County.

According to Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office jail roster, she was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Women’s Head Coach Nikki McCray Penson released the following statement.

"We have been made aware of the situation. We take this matter very seriously and are in the process of gathering details and additional information from the proper authorities. At this time we will have no further comment."

The 6-foot-5 frontcourt starter was an All-SEC second-team selection by league coaches after averaging 14.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 19 games last season.

The senior is projected as a possible top-10 WNBA draft pick and was named by World Exposure Report SEC Preseason Second Team. 

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