5-Star Texas basketball PG Arterio Morris was reportedly arrested

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A report from Brian Davis of the Austin American Statesman on July 15 indicates that freshman Texas basketball point guard and former five-star Dallas-Kimball recruit Arterio Morris was arrested back in June. Morris was reportedly arrested by Frisco police early last month following an altercation with his ex-girlfriend.

This report also indicates that the Frisco police responded to a domestic disturbance on June 2 at 5:30 p.m. CT.

And here’s more detail on this matter from the Austin American Statesman piece.

"Morris told officers that he lived nearby and drove to Caden Barnes’ residence to have a face-to-face conversation as opposed to text messaging. Barnes’ sister let Morris into the townhome. He then went upstairs to speak with Barnes, who was sleeping at the time, police said.Barnes told police that Morris “grabbed her by the left forearm/wrist and pulled her up off the bed,” according to the affidavit. Morris grabbed at Barnes’ sports bra near her chest and pulled, causing the strap to make what police described as a 3-inch-long abrasion on her neck, according to the affidavit."

Texas basketball freshman PG Arterio Morris reportedly arrested in early June

It’s also worth noting that this report mentions that a UT spokesman has stated Morris was not suspended from the Texas men’s basketball team.

A statement released from the university on this matter read “we will continue to monitor the situation and cooperate with the University and legal process, which remains ongoing.”

Morris was one of the highly touted five-star signees in the 2022 recruiting class for head coach Chris Beard and the Longhorns. He and small forward Dillon Mitchell were the two incoming five-star recruits in the 2022 signing class.

According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2022 Texas recruiting class ranked No. 5 in the nation. That top five ranked class in the nation was largely driven by Morris, Mitchell, and four-star point guard Rowan Brumbaugh.

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Texas finished up last season with a record of 22-11 (10-8 Big 12) following a loss in the Round of 32 to the three-seed Purdue Boilermakers. Beard and the Longhorns will open up the 2022-23 regular season at home on Nov. 7 against UTEP.