Dreher is from Greenville, S.C., and Washington is from Florence, S.C., according to the UC basketball team's website. Bail on each was set at $200,000.
Rude, 58, suffered a fractured wrist and a cut on his scalp in the alleged attack on Sunday. Morrison, 35, reportedly suffered minor injuries.
Cooper said video surveillance from the 7-Eleven led police to Lipkins. The video footage allegedly shows Lipkins driving up to the convenience store.
Cooper said police tracked down Lipkins' car at UC from the video footage, and said the vehicle contained the clothes Lipkins was wearing the night of the robbery. He said Lipkins came outside while police were towing the car and asked why police were taking the vehicle.
Cooper said Lipkins was then questioned, and told police he had been involved in the robbery. Lipkins also implicated Dreher and Washington, Cooper said.
There have been a string of robberies in downtown Charleston in recent weeks, including an attack Friday that left a Boone County man with severe head injuries. John Dolin, 37, of Peytona, was found unconscious and badly beaten at about 6:30 a.m. He is recovering at CAMC General Hospital, but his memory remained hazy on Tuesday, police said.
Cooper said the UC basketball players were "persons of interest" in the attack on Dolin and in the robbery of Oliver Gipson, 37, on April 14.
Lipkins was UC's leading scorer last season. He was being held in the South Central Regional Jail Wednesday morning, with bail set at $25,000.
Cooper said all three players attended UC on sports scholarships. He said it would be unfortunate if the three young men with apparently bright futures ahead of them became mixed up in a serious crime.
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