Archive for Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Freshman KU basketball player Brannen Greene cited for leaving scene of accident

July 23, 2013


Incoming freshman Kansas University basketball player Brannen Greene is scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court after being cited last week for leaving the scene of an accident.

Greene, 18, of Monroe, Ga., was cited July 17 by Lawrence police investigating a non-injury accident on July 13, in which a car was damaged by a vehicle that left the scene, according to police reports.

A 6-foot-7 small forward from Tift County High in Tifton, Ga., Greene signed to play at KU in November and has been practicing with the team this summer. He was ranked 47th among ESPN's top 100 high school players in the 2013 recruiting class.

The accident was reported about 3:20 a.m. on July 13, in the 2000 block of Ousdahl Rd., where an unoccupied 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis was struck while parked in a driveway. The trunk of the car was significantly damaged, according to police. Witnesses could not immediately identify the vehicle that struck the Mercury, but police later determined that it was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer belonging to a 25-year-old Lawrence man and driven by Greene.

Greene was cited for leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and failure to report an accident. He is scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court on Aug. 7.

Kansas University associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said athletics officials were aware of the incident but that there would be no publicly announced sanctions. "There certainly will be discipline, but it will be handled internally," he said.


feefifofum 8 months, 4 weeks ago

You get your semi-free pass ( I am sure some kind of discipline will be involved) out of the way early. Brannen - snap out of it !


mags_and_k 9 months ago

I've met him and he is a nice young man. He's a kid just like the rest, he had a lapse in judgement, he just also happens to play for KU.......he who has not sinned, cast the first stone...THEN ride off on your high horse! (I loved that post hahahaha)


weeslicket 9 months ago

3:20 am. betcha that topic comes up in the conversation.

please, no more moon bars.


Bladerunner 9 months ago

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Clickker 9 months ago

It was actually a good move to get the hell out of there. No one was hurt and he would have likely faced more serious charges like OUI. That neighborhood at that time in some 25 yr olds car? Someone got some 'splanin to do.


GUMnNUTS 9 months ago

Apparently, people around here have high horse's.


jonas_opines 9 months ago

It's a popular theory that at the first known bad decision one's life should be ruined to be an example for others . . . .

. . . glad that wasn't the standard I had to maintain.


oneeye_wilbur 9 months ago

Self doesn't want to lose players!


juma 9 months ago

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Edward Coan 9 months ago

I guess you were never 18...I got in far more in trouble when I was his age then this is.


flloyd 9 months ago

Welcome to Lawrence, Brannen. Now go back to Georgia as we are trying to once again run a top notch program.


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