Rob McClanaghan, former SU basketball walk-on who trains NBA stars, arrested on rape and drugging charges

Syracuse, NY ― Rob McClanaghan, a former Syracuse basketball walk-on who has develop into a coach for a few of the NBA’s greatest stars, was arrested Friday on charges of rape and drugging, based on police and media reviews.

McClanaghan, who lives in Warwick, Rhode Island, was arrested in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, on Friday after a warrant for his arrest was issued on Thursday in Boston Municipal Court, based on Rhode Island tv station WCVB.

The incident allegedly came about in a Boston lodge. The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office issued the warrant after investigating the incident.

McClanaghan, 43, can be arraigned Monday on the Third District Court in Rhode Island’s Kent County, the place he can be charged as a fugitive from justice.

McClanaghan spent three seasons as a walk-on for the Syracuse basketball staff. After his enjoying profession ended, he frolicked as an assistant coach however quickly started a profession as a coach for skilled gamers.

He constructed a formidable shopper listing that included NBA stars corresponding to Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Derek Rose and Kevin Love.

He wrote a ebook about his journey, “Net Work,” in 2019.

Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook are long-time shoppers of McClanaghan. Love is the godfather to McClanaghan’s son.

In December of 2021, McClanaghan opened up about his battle with melancholy and anxiousness, in addition to an unsuccessful suicide try, in a Players’ Tribune article.

McClanaghan made an look on the Inside Syracuse Basketball podcast, throughout which he stated he needed to inform his story so individuals would understand how onerous it’s to grasp what one other individual goes by way of, and that outdoors appearances might be deceiving.

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