Kansas freshman guard Josh Jackson was charged with one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced Friday.
The charge is related to an incident in the early hours of Dec. 9, when Jackson allegedly damaged the car of Jayhawks women's basketball player McKenzie Calvert.
Jackson is averaging 16.5 points and 7.1 rebounds and is one of two finalists for the Wooden Award, which goes to the nation's top player. He is expected to apply for the NBA draft after the season and figures to be among the first five selections.
The incident occurred outside a bar named the Yacht Club in Lawrence, Kan. Witnesses identified Jackson as the person who kicked the driver's side door and rear taillight of Calvert's car.
According to a police report, Calvert and Kansas men's player Lagerald Vick had a disagreement shortly before 2 a.m. and Calvert tossed a drink into Vick's face. Jackson followed Calvert to her car and an argument ensued. Calvert got in her car and Jackson began kicking the vehicle.
Calvert and Vick have a history. A school investigation found that Vick "likely committed domestic violence" against a female student multiple times in 2015. That student was later identified as Calvert, according to the Kansas City Star.