Reports: Former Texas Tech star Andre Emmett murdered in Dallas shooting
Former Texas Tech star and NBA player Andre Emmett was murdered in his home city of Dallas on Monday, according to reports.
Shams Charania was the first to officially report the news. There are no details on the shooting as of Monday afternoon. Emmett turned 37 last month.
Former NBA player Andre Emmett, who played two seasons with the Nets and Grizzlies, was murdered this morning in Dallas. Emmett recently became a father. He played at Texas Tech and was No. 36 pick in 2004 draft. RIP.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 23, 2019
Emmett was a star at Texas Tech, where he is still the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,256 points from 2001-04. He averaged 17.6 points per game and totaled 765 rebounds, 201 assists and 165 blocks. He is second in program history with 10 games of at least 30 points.
He was inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame in 2018 and a part of its 2019 Ring of Honor.
Emmett played two seasons in the NBA, first in 2004-05 for the Memphis Grizzlies and then in 2011-12 for the New Jersey Nets. In the years between he played in the D League and overseas for various teams.
After 14 total post-collegiate years and 16 overseas stints, he was drafted second in the 2018 BIG3 draft and became a star for Company. Emmett was a leading MVP candidate this season.
Off the court, Dre was passionate about helping young people through his Dreams Really Exist foundation. We are simply heartbroken by this devastating loss. Our thoughts are with Andre's family and friends during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/3Nr2qeyOJt- BIG3 on CBS (@thebig3) September 23, 2019
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