James Bouknight can add his name to the growing list of Charlotte Hornets players who have been arrested leading up to the 2022-23 NBA regular season.
According to TMZ Sports, the Hornets guard was arrested and booked early Sunday morning for allegedly driving while impaired. Bouknight, a former UConn star and No. 11 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, was booked by the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office with his bond set at $2,500.
Bouknight is preparing for his sophomore campaign after averaging 4.6 points in 31 games as a rookie.We are aware of the incident involving James Bouknight and are in the process of gathering additional information,” the Hornets said in a statement. “We will have no further comment at this time.”It’s been a tumultuous offseason for the Hornets, with multiple incidents off of the court leading to arrests.https://twitter.com/TheNBACentral/status/1582042493948157954
Over the course of the past few months, Hornets star Miles Bridges was accused of beating the mother of his children and was charged with felony domestic violence and child abuse, and former forward Montrezl Harrell was hit with felony drug trafficking charges after being pulled over with three pounds of marijuana in his car.
Charlotte will be looking to put the off-court distractions behind them as they prepare for this season opener this week.
The Hornets kick off their 2022-23 campaign on Wednesday, October 19, against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.