Wayde Sims Killed in Shooting
… at 20 Years Old
9/28/2018 5:58 AM PDT
LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was shot and killed near Southern University’s campus early Friday morning, Baton Rouge PD confirms. He was just 20 years old.
Cops say the junior forward was shot at a Subway restaurant across the street from the SU’s football stadium around 12:30 in the morning.
Sims was transported to a local hospital where he later died from the gunshot wound.
FYI, Southern University is also located in Baton Rouge … about a 15-minute drive from LSU’s main campus.
Cops have not said if they’ve identified a suspect or made any arrests at this point. We’re working on getting more details.
“We are all devastated,” LSU coach Will Wade said Friday morning. “We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken.”
“Wayde Sims’ loss is simply unbelievable to us right now,” Joe Alleva, LSU’s vice chancellor and director of athletics, added. “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.”
Sims — whose dad Wayne also played for the Tigers from 1987-1991 — averaged 5.6 points and 3 rebounds a game last season. He was a high school prodigy and was named the Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015.