Former Texan Tech star Andre Emmett, who was a standout player during this season of the BIG3 league, died on Sunday at the age of 37, according to ESPN’s Myron Medcalf.
According to a statement issued by Dallas Police, Emmett was confronted by two men while sitting in his car in front of his house in Dallas, Texas. One of the men who confronted Emmett displayed a handgun, then an altercation ensued and Emmett fled, but he was shot as he tried to get away.
Police say that a passerby found Emmett near his house and called 911.
Unfortunately, Emmett died at the hospital.
Witnesses indicated that they saw two men get into a white Chrysler and flee the scene of the crime.
Emmett was a second-round pick in the 2004 NBA draft after a stellar career playing for Texas Tech.
Thank you for the competitor you were on the court and the incredible person you were off of it.
Thank you for the many amazing memories you helped create.
Thank you for inspiring the entire Texas Tech family.
Rest In Peace, Dre. pic.twitter.com/exZOvAgDCA
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) September 23, 2019
The BIG3 is in a state of shock over the sudden and tragic death of Andre Emmett. Andre was a member of the BIG3 family for two seasons and never without a smile on his face. His kindness towards others and easy-going demeanor made him a joy to be around. pic.twitter.com/QoNJ7NH2k0
— BIG3 on CBS (@thebig3) September 23, 2019