Kansas suspends transfer guard Arterio Morris

Mar 24, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns guard Arterio Morris (2) dribbles the ball during the first half of an NCAA tournament Midwest Regional semifinal against the Xavier Musketeers at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
By CJ Moore and The Athletic Staff
Sep. 16, 2023

Kansas suspended guard Arterio Morris from the men’s basketball program, a school spokesperson confirmed to The Athletic on Friday. The school had no further comment.

Morris entered a plea deal to end a misdemeanor assault case in Texas on Thursday, his attorney told The Associated Press. Morris’ suspension is not tied to the plea deal, according to a source briefed on the decision.


The misdemeanor assault case stemmed from a June 2022 incident involving an ex-girlfriend for which Morris was originally charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which carries up to a one-year jail term. Morris — who enrolled at Texas in the fall of 2022 — entered a no contest plea after several trial delays, resulting in a Class C assault misdemeanor and a $362 fine, per the AP.

Morris played for the Longhorns during the 2022-23 season despite the arrest and transferred to Kansas in April.

The 20-year-old, a former McDonald’s All-American, appeared in all 38 games for Texas last season, averaging 11.7 minutes and 4.6 points per game. Morris — a 6-foot-3 guard out of Dallas — was ranked as the No. 16 prospect in the Class of 2022, according to the 247Sports Composite.

(Photo: Jay Biggerstaff / USA Today)

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