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Ex-NCAA Hoops Star Hit With Gun Charges For Loaded AK-47 At Strip Club

5/4/2016 7:23 AM PDT

Ex-NCAA Hoops Star -- Hit With Gun Charges ... For Loaded AK-47 At Strip Club

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A former college basketball star -- who's currently in the NBA D-league -- has been charged with multiple gun charges for allegedly breaking out loaded weapons outside of a strip club.

The man in the crosshairs is Keith Appling -- who played at Michigan State from '10 to '14. 

Officials say ... security outside of the Pantheion strip club in Michigan witnessed Appling pulling a firearm out of the trunk of his car in the parking lot and called cops. 

When police arrived, officials say Appling was in the driver's seat -- and they decided to search the car. 

Cops say the found a handgun under the seat and a loaded gun in the trunk. According to multiple reports, the gun in the trunk was an AK-47 assault rifle. 

Appling was arrested at the scene. He's since been charged with several crimes including felony for carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle and weed possession. 

If convicted on all counts, he faces up to 8 years behind bars. 

He's due back in court Wednesday to be arraigned. 

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