Former NBA Player, Big3 Star Andre Emmett Shot Dead in Dallas at Age 37

Andre Emmett (left)

Andre Emmett, a star at Texas Tech under Bob Knight in the early 2000s and a standout in Ice Cube’s Big3 this season, died on Sunday at age 37.

Dallas police issued a statement saying that Emmett was confronted by two men while sitting in his car in front of his house in Dallas. One of the men displayed a handgun, an altercation ensued and Emmett fled, but he was shot. According to police, a passerby found Emmett near his house and called 911. Emmett died at the hospital.

Witnesses saw two men get into a white Chrysler and flee the scene.

Emmett was a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who was named a consensus All-American in 2004 after averaging 20.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Texas Tech also posted a tweet acknowledging Emmett’s death.

Emmett was a second-round pick in the 2004 NBA draft. After a brief stretch in the NBA, he made his mark overseas, where he played professionally for multiple teams.

In a YouTube video posted prior to his Big3 debut, Emmett said he wanted to show fans “what I can still do.” He was one of the top scorers in the league.

SOURCE: ESPN, Myron Medcalf