Saturday, 21 July, 2018


Former UCLA player Billy Knight found dead

Noah Ferguson | 12 July, 2018, 01:05

He averaged 14.1 points in his final season at UCLA, second on the team, behind former National Basketball Association player Jason Kapono (16.0), and just ahead of ex-NBAer Matt Barnes (13.5).

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight died on Sunday after filming a suicide video he released earlier in the day, and some details surrounding the matter are emerging.

TMZ Sports reported Knight could've been sentenced for more than 50 years if he had been found guilty of all charges. What killed him is yet to be confirmed as his body is yet to be examined to ascertain what killed him.

Knight, who played for the Bruins from 1997 to 2002, posted a cryptic YouTube video early Sunday, saying in it, "This is probably my last message on earth".

Former Phoenix Suns head coach and UCLA teammate Earl Watson posted a video clip on Instagram of him and Knight laughing in a auto. Basketball coach Dinos Trigonis said on Twitter that he knew the Knight family for more than 20 years.

'I was a taker. and that's why my life ended up where it is now. He follows by admitting to a life of sin, discussing mental illness, and apologizing to his family and friends.

Phoenix police said Knight was located in the roadway in the area of Central Avenue and McKinley Street at 2:45 a.m.

Knight played for UCLA from 1998-2002 and went on to have stints as a professional player in France and Japan. You can't play around with life.

The Bruins basketball program tweeted its condolences on Tuesday: "Our hearts are heavy". "I just feel like I can't continue on". "We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy's loved ones in their thoughts during this hard time". UCLA fans have been dealt a second heartbreaking loss, as just this past weekend, former Bruin, Tyler Honeycutt, lost his life in a shootout with the police.

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