Nova's JayVaughn Pinkston charged

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Villanova freshman forward JayVaughn Pinkston has been charged with two counts of simple assault and harassment and will be held out of games until the university's review is completed.

Pinkston was charged by Upper Merion Township Police on Thursday. Pinkston was involved in a weekend altercation that led to an assault report. He will be allowed to practice for the sixth-ranked Wildcats.

Villanova opens the season Friday against Bucknell. Coach Jay Wright says Pinkston understands the seriousness of the charge and has learned a lesson.

Pinkston, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was named a McDonald's All-American at Bishop Loughlin. He was named New York's Player of the Year as a senior.