Former Wolf Pack basketball star Kirk Snyder pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of aggravated burglary and felony assault.
Snyder was arrested Monday at his house in Deerfield Township after a woman living nearby told Warren County sheriff's officers that he broke into her home and attacked her husband while he was sleeping. No motive has been found for the attack.
Snyder's not guilty plea was entered during a video arraignment Tuesday while Snyder remained in jail. A Mason Municipal Court magistrate set bond at $500,000 and scheduled a preliminary hearing for April 16. Snyder will have to wear a GPS unit if he is released from jail.
The prosecutor said that Snyder allegedly attacked another inmate at the Warren County Jail on Monday night. He said the combined violent outbursts are "a cause for concern." A psychiatric evaluation was ordered by the judge, and Snyder was placed under a suicide watch.
Snyder was a star at the University of Nevada from 2002-2004, leading the Wolf Pack to the Sweet 16 during his final season. He was the 16th player taken in the 2004 NBA draft. He played for four teams in four seasons — the Jazz, Hornets, Rockets and Timberwolves — and spent the past season in the Chinese professional basketball league.