While the Kansas Jayhawks are currently practicing for their upcoming title defense in college basketball, one of their incoming freshman has been working on his shooting range. Though the fine folks at Kansas would appreciate if he limited his shooting practice to the court instead of his dorm room window.
Markieff Morris spent his free time last Saturday night playing with his three-foot long Airsoft air rifle. And by playing with it, I mean getting drunk and then shooting at people out the window.
Campus police said shots were fired about 11:15 p.m. Saturday from a room in the Jayhawker Towers. A 47-year-old Wisconsin woman was in the dorm’s courtyard about the same time and reported being shot in the arm with a plastic BB. The woman suffered minor injuries, according to the newspaper.
Morris is also suspected of using alcohol during the incident.
When reached for comment, coach Bill Self wanted everyone to know that they’re taking this situation very seriously.
“We take this matter very seriously,” Self told the Journal-World on Wednesday. “Poor judgment was used by bringing an Airsoft gun, (one) that can be purchased at Wal-Mart, on campus that can shoot plastic BBs.”
Bill then went back home and resumed rolling around in piles of money.
I’m not sure what kind of punishment the Jayhawks are going to hand Morris, but they shouldn’t be too disappointed with him. Yeah, he’s wrong for shooting at people out of his window, but at least he hit his target. That has to carry over to the basketball court, doesn’t it?
I mean, at least the kid didn’t shoot his eye out.