Jury selection began Monday in the trial of former Illini Jereme Richmond, who is being held in a Lake County jail on $250,000 bond for harassing his probation officer earlier this year.
The Lake County News-Sun reports Richmond was charged in May for threatening the probation officer, three months before the end of his 18-month probation stemming from an August 2011 incident in which he brough a gun to his ex-girlfriend's house.
If convicted, Richmond faces three to seven years in prison for the Class 2 felony of harassing a witness.
In his one year at Illinois, the Waukegan native averaged 7.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in 31 games as a freshman. The McDonald's All-American, who was suspended for both of Illinois' NCAA tournament games, declared for the NBA draft following the 2010-11 season. He was not selected.