Former TX school standout and BIG3 star Andre Emmett was reportedly killed in urban center early weekday morning.
Emmett was found lying on the facet of a road by a pedestrian at 2:30 a.m. The incident is said to have happened in front of his home as he sat in his car. It is not known if the altercation began somewhere else and continued to his home or is the suspects were waiting for him.
The 37-year-old had a shooting wound, and Dallas Fire-Rescue transported him to a local hospital where he died.
Emmett compete at TX school and was the No. 36 draft pick in 2004. He completes 2 NBA seasons with the Nets and Grizzlies. He also played for Ice Cube’s “Big 3” league, which airs on CBS.
The BIG3 is during a state of shock over the fast and tragic death of Andre Emmett. Andre was a member of the BIG3 family for 2 seasons and ne’er while not a smile on his face. His kindness towards others and easy-going demeanor created him a joy to be around. He conjointly supplemental videos of his girl to his Instagram stories Sunday night, simply hours before he died.
Emmett would spend the bulk of his professional career playing overseas. He never gave up his basketball dream and ended playing for over 20 teams in foreign countries.
It was nice to see Emmett back in the U.S playing on a bigger stage. He had played for a host of D-League teams but at 37-years old, he had really found his niche in the Big3.
The three on three leagues has given a lot of former NBA players a place to shine. Although Emmett was never an NBA star, he was a college star in the biggest state in the country.
He still had a lot of games too and was one of the leading scorers in the league. He said before his Big3 league debut that he was excited to show people that he could still play. There was never any doubt about that regardless of his unsuccessful NBA journey.