LSU Basketball player killed in shooting

LSU Basketball player killed in shooting

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonabout 3 years

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Terrible news out of Baton Rouge. LSU Basketball player Wayde Sims was killed early this morning in a shooting near the Southern University campus. The shooting reportedly took place around 12:25 a.m. Sims was transported to a local hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound.

Sims, a Baton Rouge native, was a junior for Tigers. Last year, he averaged 5.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He was the 2014-15 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year. His father, Wayne, also played for LSU from 1987-91 under Dale Brown.

“We are all devastated,” LSU coach Will Wade said via statement. “We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken.”

Sims’ teammate Aaron Epps posted this tribute on social media early this morning:

The Kentucky Basketball Twitter account sent out this message of condolence a few minutes ago:

What an awful story. Our thoughts go out to the LSU community.

[LSUSports.net]

UPDATE: John Calipari just sent out his condolences as well.

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2021-11-27