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LSU Basketball player Wayde Sims was tragically shot and killed near Southern University campus in Baton Rouge early Friday morning. Per ESPN:

Sims, a 20-year-old junior from Baton Rouge, was shot at a Subway restaurant across from Southern University's football stadium around 1:25 a.m. ET Friday. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound, according to Baton Rouge police.

"We are all devastated," LSU coach Will Wade said via statement. "We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken."
The following statements were released by head coach Will Wade, Athletic Director Joe Alleva, and LSU President F. King Alexander:

“We are all devastated, “said head coach Will Wade. “We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken.”

LSU officials were notified of Sims’ passing early Friday morning. Counselors and support have been made immediately available to teammates and friends at LSU.

“Wayde Sims’ loss is simply unbelievable to us right now,” said vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva. “There are no words that can express our sorrow for his parents and family. He was such a lovable young man who was full of joy. We are circling around his teammates and friends who need all the love and support we can give them. We are praying for his family, for his parents. God bless Wayde Sims.”

“We are stunned and shaken," LSU President F. King Alexander said. "To say we are grief-stricken is an understatement. Wayde was a beloved member of the LSU community whose leadership was treasured by his coach and his teammates. I knew him personally and liked him tremendously. The void left by his passing will be immense, and we ask that you keep his family in your prayers.”
Past & Present LSU Players, Along With Basketball Community React To Wayde Sims' Death

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sims and his family.

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habanos65 months
Those statues at it again!
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AUsteriskPride65 months
RIP young man.
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