LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas freshman forward Markieff Morris agreed to perform 20 hours of community service for shooting a Wisconsin woman with plastic BBs in a university dorm courtyard in August.
The 18-year-old former star at Prep Charter had been charged with battery and will not have to appear in court tomorrow.
"I've learned a lesson from this, and I apologize for any embarrassment this caused KU and the basketball program," the 6-foot-9 Morris said in a statement. "I'm going to do my community service so I can conclude this matter and concentrate on academics and the rest of the basketball season."
Campus police said shots were fired from a room in Jayhawker Towers. The 47-year-old woman was hit in the arm and slightly injured. Officers seized a 3-foot-long black Airsoft rifle and a medium-sized plastic bag of BBs.
"We've talked about this a lot," said Bill Self, coach of the defending national champs. "And I've told Markieff and our guys that obviously they have to make better decisions and be much wiser in their judgment."