Augusta, GA (WJBF) -- Harold Doby is happy to be back practicing with the GRU Augusta men's basketball season as they get set for the upcoming season. In January, it wasn't clear if the former Laney high school star would be a part of the team or even the school.
Doby was suspended indefinitely following an arrest after university police discovered a loaded weapon in his University Village apartment. He was charged on 1 count of having a firearm on school grounds. However, those charges were dropped and his record was expunged. The charges were presented to a grand jury, and they no-billed it, meaning they voted not to indict. The case was closed on March 13th.
On Wednesday, Doby spoke publicly about the ordeal for the first time. He says being arrested and suspended was tough on him and his mother, and that it was difficult to watch his teammates struggle without him on the team. He says he doesn't feel like he did anything wrong and was always confident he would be cleared of the charges. He does say though that he will be more careful about where he hangs out and who he hangs out with. He also says he's very motivated and has learned to take nothing for granted and "live every day like it's your last."
Doby, who is entering his senior season, was the second leading scorer and leading rebounder on the Jaguars before his suspension. The Jaguars were 8-3 with Doby in the lineup last year and 6-10 without him. The Jags open up the 2013-14 season on November 9th. You can see their complete schedule HERE.
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