Former NBA swingman Andre Emmett has died at age 37, according to multiple reports.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Emiliano Carchia of Sportando (Twitter links), Emmett was shot and killed this morning in Dallas. The Dallas Police have issued a statement with more details on the circumstances of Emmett’s death (Twitter link via Eric Kelly of KAMC).
A standout at Texas Tech from 2000-04, Emmett was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 35th overall pick in the 2004 draft and was traded to Memphis on draft night. He only ended up playing 14 total regular season games in the NBA – eight for the Grizzlies and six for the Nets – but Emmett had a long professional career in the D-League and in international leagues.
Emmett’s career included stops in Lithuania, Belgium, France, Venezuela, China, Puerto Rico, Lebanon, Mexico, Korea, and the Philippines. The Dallas native also earned D-League All-Star honors twice in 2012 and 2015 as he attempted to make it back into the NBA.
Emmett suited up for Puerto Rican club Capitanes de Arecibo earlier this year and has spent the last two years playing in the BIG3, emerging as one of the leading scorers in Ice Cube‘s 3-on-3 league. Only Joe Johnson scored more points during the 2019 BIG3 season than Emmett.
We at Hoops Rumors send our condolences to Emmett’s friends and family.