It’s with great sorrow that we report that Pelicans’ guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has passed away.
The facts around his death remain unclear but here’s what is known so far:
Pelicans' Bryce Dejean-Jones suffered gun shot to abdomen late Friday, bled to death. Full story coming on passing of promising 23-year-old.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 28, 2016
I had the pleasure of covering Bryce for two years at UNLV and he was always a leader for his team and was just coming into his own as a professional basketball player. He earned his spot on the Pelicans’ team by performing well on their Summer League team.
He didn’t make the Pelicans’ initial roster but after scoring 19 ppg for the Idaho Stampede he was signed to a 10-day contract. His season ended shortly after due to a broken wrist but in that brief time he showed that he belonged in the NBA.
We will update the story with more details as they become available and we wish the best to Bryce’s family.
Further details have surfaced about the incident that led to the shooting.
Courtesy of Jesse McVicker