HARTFORD, CONN. – Former Minneapolis North and Connecticut basketball star Khalid El-Amin was released from custody after paying $10,000 of the nearly $126,000 in delinquent child support he owes a Connecticut woman.
El-Amin was detained Sunday for failure to pay child support and released Monday, the Hartford Courant reported. A judge in Hartford ordered him to pay $780 per month.
The Hartford-area woman gave birth to their daughter 18 years ago. El-Amin told the judge he intends to pay what he owes. El-Amin has said he has seven children ages 9 to 20.
The 39-year-old former point guard led UConn to its first national championship in 1999, a 77-74 victory over Duke.
El-Amin lives in the Twin Cities and traveled to Connecticut for a 20th anniversary celebration of the 1999 title last week.
At North, El-Amin led the Polars to state high school titles in 1995, '96 and '97.