LSU basketball player Wayde Simms shot to death

LSU basketball player Wayde Simms shot to death

LSU basketball player Wayde Simms shot to death

Wayde Sims, a junior forward on Louisiana State University's basketball team, was shot and killed early Friday morning in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The shooting happened at the Subway sandwich shop at 668 Harding Boulevard located across from Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium, The Advocate reported. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound, according to Baton Rouge police. "We are still devastated and shocked".

Like his father, Wayde grew into a talented basketball player, good enough to earn the attention of Jones, by then the head coach at LSU.

The 6-foot-6 Sims, who had been a star in high school, was about to return for his third season with LSU. As a sophomore last season, he averaged 5.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game. We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us.

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Tragic news to report out of Baton Rouge this morning. "He had an unbelievable spirit to him and everybody was drawn to him", Wade said from the team's Twitter account. "The void left by his passing will be huge, and we ask that you keep his family in your prayers". "You tell your players to stay away from these situations".

Our thoughts are with the Sims family and LSU community during this tragedy.

Sims was the 2014-15 Louisiana Gatorade player of the year at U-High, where he led the Cubs to three straight state titles from 2014-16.

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