Reports: Kentucky assistant strength coach arrested, charged with assault

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

A member of the Kentucky basketball coaching staff was arrested on Thursday morning, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal and an NBC affiliate in Lexington.

Brian Shorter, 46, was charged with fourth-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment at his home. Shorter is an assistant strength coach for the Kentucky basketball team.

According to LEX 18 in Lexington, Shorter locked his wife in an unheated garage and then returned 40 minutes later to throw water on her. She escaped to a hotel and Shorter was arrested at his home.

Kentucky basketball spokesman John Hayden told media outlets that the school is “aware of the situation” and “gathering information.”

Shorter, who was recruited to play at Pittsburgh by then-assistant John Calipari in the late 80's, starred for the Panthers from 1988 to 1991. Shorter averaged 17.8 points per game during his three-year career at Pitt.

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