Charlotte Hornets guard James Bouknight was arrested for allegedly driving while impaired early Sunday morning … TMZ Sports has confirmed.
The 6’4″, 160-pounder was booked around 1:51 AM, according to the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina. His bond was listed at $2,500.
Bouknight was a star for the UConn Huskies before going 11th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft.
He averaged 4.6 points in 31 games in his rookie campaign … including a 24-point performance against the Sacramento Kings.
Bouknight’s arrest adds to a hellish offseason for the Hornets … after star Miles Bridges was accused of abusing his girlfriend in front of their children. Former Charlotte forward Montrezl Harrell — who recently signed with the Philadelphia 76ers — was also busted for having marijuana in his car.