Oklahoma player shot by stray bullet fired in gang shoot-out

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Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger confirmed Thursday the unsettling news that starting guard Isaiah Cousins was shot while back in his home town of Mount Vernon, New York this week.

According the the town's policy deputy commissioner, Richard Burke, the incident, which took place on Tuesday, saw Cousins hit by a stray bullet fired by a set of warring gangs a street away from that which the player was walking down with a group of friends.

Fortunately however it seems like the sophomore will make a full recovery and will be able to avoid surgery despite the wound to his shoulder.

In fact Cousins, who averaged 11 points and 4.2 rebounds for the Sooners last season, will be back in time to participate in Oklahoma's summer activities beginning in June according to coach Kruger:

"I've spoke to Isaiah and he is doing well," said Kruger in the official statement released Thursday.

"It truly was a matter of him being in the wrong place at the wrong time...Everyone we've spoken to said they don't believe anyone in his group was a target."

A shocking incident for everyone involved, not least Cousins himself, but thankfully it looks like he is set to make a full recovery.

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