What Killed Wayde Sims,How Did Wayde Sims Died,LSU basketball player Wayde Sims 20, is shot to death near Southern University campus
Sims, a junior at LSU, was shot to death early Friday outside a Subway eatery across from Southern’s A.W. Mumford Stadium
Sims was the 2014-15 Louisiana Gatorade player of the year at University High
LSU basketball coach Will Wade had praised Sims for his offseason work earlier this week in a radio broadcast
Louisiana State University basketball player Wayde Sims was shot to death early Friday near the campus of another school in Baton Rouge.
Sims, 20, was suffered a gunshot wound at around 12.25am, Baton Rouge police said in a news release.
He was taken to a hospital and died from his wounds, Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said.
The shooting happened at the Subway sandwich shop at 668 Harding Boulevard located across from Southern’s A.W. Mumford Stadium, The Advocate reported.
A witness told the station WAFB that he was near the Subway eatery overnight when heard a scuffle, followed by one or two gunshots.
Grief counselors have been made immediately available to teammates and friends at LSU.
LSU basketball coach Will Wade issued a statement saying the team is ‘devastated’ by Sim’s violent death.
‘We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken,’ Wade said.
Wade had praised the LSU junior for his offseason work earlier this week in a radio broadcast.
‘Maybe the guy I’ve been most impressed with is Wayde Sims,’ Wade said on 104.5 FM ESPN’s ‘Off the Bench.’ ‘Moving him around, we’re trying to solve the issue of having a bigger 3-man, and really, the past month or couple of weeks we’ve messed around with him at the 3. He’s done a really nice job.’
Sims was the 2014-15 Louisiana Gatorade player of the year at University High, where he led the Cubs to three straight state titles from 2014-16.
Wayde Sims’ father, Wayne, also played forward on the LSU basketball team between 1987-1991.
No arrests have been reported. Police are asking anyone with information to call them.
Sims was entering his junior season at LSU. The A 6-foot-6 forward averaged 5.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game last year with 10 starts in 32 games.
‘Wayde Sims’ loss is simply unbelievable to us right now,’ said LSU 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.