University of St. Mary mourns slain basketball player

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The University of St. Mary is mourning the death of former basketball player Marcus Mondaine.

The Kansas City Star reports that Mondaine was found fatally shot Saturday in a Kansas City, Missouri, house. An arrest warrant has been issued for a person of interest.

Mondaine was finishing his final semester at the private liberal arts university in Leavenworth. Before his last season ended this spring, he was twice been named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week. He also played for State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, and Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Missouri.

University President Diane Steele described Mondaine in a statement as a “humble, gentle soul.” A prayer service is planned for Tuesday night at the university’s Annunciation Chapel.



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