LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was killed in a shooting near the Southern University campus early Friday morning, Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Police confirmed.
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.
— LSU Basketball (@LSUBasketball) September 28, 2018
Sims, a 6-foot-6 forward, averaged 5.6 points with 2.9 rebounds in 32 games last season. He was the Louisiana 2014-15 Gatorade Player of the Year after leading University Lab High in Baton Rouge to three consecutive state titles from 2014 to 2016.
LSU teammate Aaron Epps shared his thoughts about Sims on Twitter early Friday morning.
— Aaron Epps (@AaronEpps21) September 28, 2018