Former Texas A&M Basketball star Alex Caruso arrested in College Station

Alex Caruso, Texas A&M Basketball (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Alex Caruso, Texas A&M Basketball (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
Texas A&M Basketball
Alex Caruso, Texas A&M Basketball (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

If you’re a Texas A&M Basketball fan, this title may be the last thing you would have expected to read during this year’s offseason.

Alex Caruso, who just finished his fourth season in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, is known for many things. At Texas A&M, Caruso was never a player of the year candidate or a lottery pick, but he was a player with an extremely well-rounded game. He was the type of guy that any team would be happy to have on the roster.

Thus far, this has translated well to the NBA. In fact, his numbers and career trajectory match up with his college career with striking resemblances.

He’ll likely never reach star-level in the NBA, but the 27-year old point guard has carved out a solid career as a role player at the highest level. Caruso is known for his strong defending and sneaky athleticism.

He’s a player who does his job on the court and stays out of the news off of the court. Or at least he was.

On Tuesday, former Texas A&M Basketball standout Alex Caruso was arrested in College Station

Before you get too upset, Caruso’s arrest will likely not impact his standing in the NBA. In Los Angeles, where he played basketball in 2021, his crime is not something that is against the law. It is considered a misdemeanor in the state of Texas.

Here is what happened according to ESPN.

"Lt. Bobby Richardson of the Texas A&M Police Department told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that around 2 p.m. Central Time, Caruso tried to board a flight at Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas, which is located on A&M property."

It was on this flight that Caruso’s bag would be searched, uncovering a herb grinder that contained less than two ounces of marijuana. This would lead to his arrest for the possession of marijuana.

Any more than two ounces and Caruso may have found himself in a stickier situation.

Even though it likely won’t have too much of an impact on his career, this couldn’t come at a worse time for the point guard. After four years with the Lakers, Caruso is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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It’s hard to see this causing any issues for the former Aggie standout, as marijuana looks like it is on track to be legal across the entire country in the next decade or so. Hopefully, Caruso will be smarter in the future and avoid being arrested in College Station.