Denver Nugget rookie guard Julius Hodge was shot and wounded early Saturday while driving on a highway after visiting a nightclub but is expected to make a full recovery, officials said.
Sheriff's deputies said the 22-year-old player was struck in his lower body. The team said he was in fair condition.
Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr said Hodge had visited a friend who worked at the club as a musician, but the motive for the shooting wasn't known and no suspects were in custody.
"There was no indication of an altercation before the shooting," Darr said.
Nugget Coach George Karl said he believes Hodge, a former Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year at North Carolina State, was hit three times in his legs.
"The preliminary reports are that he's going to be fine. He should be able to play again in two to three weeks," Karl said.