ATHENS — Four Georgia basketball players face suspension to start the season after a traffic incident that resulted in the arrest of one of them last week in Barrow County.
Justin Kier (pronounced KIGH-er), a graduate transfer from George Mason, was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail after he was stopped by police for allegedly driving more than 90 mph on Georgia 316 in the early-morning hours of Oct. 9.
Kier was charged with reckless driving, aggressive driving and driving too fast for conditions. He was in police custody for about seven hours before being released on $450 bond at 9 a.m.
Kier is a 6-foot-4 guard from Grottoes, Va., who came to Georgia from George Mason as a graduate transfer earlier this year. Kier was a three-year starter for the Patriots from 2016-19 before missing the majority of the 2019-20 season with a stress fracture in his right foot. In all, he started 95 of 108 games at George Mason, scoring 1,120 points (10.4 ppg) and grabbing 548 rebounds (5.1 rpg). He also recorded 211 assists and 120 steals.
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