Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) grabs a rebound away from Georgia State's Curtis Washington, right, during the second half in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Mea
Chris O'Meara
June 11, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor standout Rico Gathers has been charged with shoplifting about $170 worth of household items from a Wal-Mart in Waco, Texas.

Gathers was freed Wednesday on $1,000 bond.

Waco police say a Wal-Mart employee on June 1 noticed a man with bedding and other items in a shopping cart who allegedly rolled out without paying. The worker recognized Gathers, who was an All-Big 12 power forward as a junior last season.

Store surveillance video helped lead to the arrest of the 21-year-old Gathers, who surrendered Tuesday on a charge of theft of less than $500.

Baylor coach Scott Drew released a statement saying school officials are aware of the arrest and are gathering facts to determine what happened.

Gathers, of LaPlace, Louisiana, is married with a toddler son.

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