LSU basketball player Wayde Sims, 20, shot to death


LSU basketball player Wayde Sims has died after he was shot early Friday near the campus of another school in Baton Rouge. That's the way it was between the two of them, a lifelong relationship without the need for biology, one built on strong roots dug deep in Baton Rouge and fanned by a mutual love for LSU. This is located across the street from Mumford Stadium and the tennis courts.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867. A 6-foot-6 forward, he averaged 5.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game this past season with 10 starts in 32 games.

'We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us.

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Sims, 20, was shot around 12:25 a.m. and died from his wounds at a hospital, Baton Rouge police Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said.

Born in Winter Park, Florida, Sims chose to attend LSU because, he said, "This team made me feel like part of a family". "He was just an unbelievable person and was just continuing to grow", Wade added. "We are heartbroken." Wade said in his statement. "He's done a really nice job". "Happy Father's Day, " Wayde Sims would write.

King Alexander released a statement saying that the school has been shaken: "We are stunned and shaken". He helped lead University High to three state championships in 2014, '15 and '16.