NCAA College Basketball College Basketball Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

LSU basketball player Wayde Sims killed in shooting near Southern campus

LSU basketball player Wayde Sims killed in shooting near Southern campus
Published On: Fri, Sep 28
Jan 3, 2015; Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs forward Michale Kyser (1) looks to pass while defended by several Southern Miss Golden Eagle players during the first half at Reed Green Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

LSU men's basketball player Wayde Sims was killed in a shooting early Friday morning near the Southern University campus, according to Baton Rouge police.

Several former players, including Aaron Epps and Brandon Sampson, confirmed Sims' identity on social media.

WAFB-TV reported that Southern's campus was on lockdown for a period after the shooting. LSU is set to hold a press conference at 10 a.m.A 

The shooting reportedly took place at 12:25 a.m. at a Subway restaurant at 668 Harding Boulevard across from Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium. Sims was transported to a local hospital where he died from a gunshot wound.

The scene was mostly cleared as of 8 a.m. other than a bit of caution tape left on a tree nearby. The Subway where the shooting occurred had an open sign displayed outside Friday morning. The restaurant was closed at the time of shooting.A 

Milton Talbert, who said he worked with Sims' father, Wayne, went out to the scene this morning.A 

"It's so sad that all our young people are just destroying each other," Talbert said, adding that he planned to reach out to Wayne Sims to offer his condolences.

Read the complete news article here...

More Featured News

Former Arizona Wildcats basketball coach Lute Olson in good condition after suffering minor stroke
Published On: Tue, Feb 19
Former University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson is in good condition after suffering a minor stroke over the weekend, his physician said.The 84-year-old Olson was admitted ...
LaMelo Ball says hes being recruited by USC and Kansas
Published On: Mon, Feb 18
Therea€™s a darn good chance that the youngest Ball son will be starring at a top-notch college basketball program here soon.Considered by some to be the most-talented of the trio, ...
SEC reportedly lobbying for instant replay reform in wake of controversial Kentucky-LSU finish
Published On: Sat, Feb 16
After the controversial finish in the LSU-Kentucky game on Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference is recommending instant replay in those situations, an SEC spokesman confirmed to NOL...
Anthony Edwards commits to Georgia basketball as the first 5-star recruit in program history
Published On: Mon, Feb 11
Arguably the top high school basketball player in the country has chosen theA Georgia Bulldogs. Anthony Edwards, a 6a€™4 guard out of Atlanta, picked UGA on Monday morning over offe...
Arizona AD throws support behind basketball coach Sean Miller amid potential NCAA inquiry
Published On: Sun, Feb 10
Amid recent reports that Arizona's basketball program has become the target of an official NCAA inquiry related to the ongoing college hoops corruption case, its athletic director, ...
UConn's Jalen Adams out 4-6 weeks with knee injury
Published On: Sat, Feb 09
Jalen Adams may have played his last game in a UConn uniform.The school announced on Friday that Adams has been diagnosed with a Grade 2+ MCL sprain in his left knee, according to t...
Arizona assistant's suspension linked to Shareef O'Neal's transcripts, report says
Published On: Thu, Feb 07
Mark Phelps is no longer with the Wildcats.Arizona released a statement Wednesday announcing it hasA "initiated the process" to terminate the men's basketball assistant coach afterA...
Brandon Williams out indefinitely due to knee injury
Published On: Tue, Feb 05
Arizona will be without one of its top players indefinitely due to a knee injury.Freshman guard Brandon Williams hurt his knee in the Wildcatsa€™ loss to UCLA on Jan. 26 and missed ...
Federal Judge Dismisses Ollie Complaint Over Firing
Published On: Tue, Feb 05
A federal judge has dismissed a complaint filed by former University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie connected to his allegations that his firing was in part racia...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts