R.I.P. Andre: Former NBA player Andre Emmett shot and killed in Dallas
Former NBA player Andre Emmett (6'5''-F-82, college: Texas Tech) was was shot and killed in Dallas early Monday morning, his family confirmed to CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. Emmett was found lying on the side of a road by a passerby at 2:30 a.m.
The 37-year-old had a gunshot wound, and Dallas Fire Rescue transported him to a local hospital where he died.
Emmett played at Texas Tech and was the No. 36 draft pick in 2004. He played two NBA seasons with the Nets and Grizzlies. He also played for Ice Cube's "Big 3" league, which airs on CBS.
Emmett is a Lebanese legend after being named League MVP for the 2013 season. He played for Amchit Club: 28 games: Score-1 (33.9ppg), 7.1rpg, 3.7apg, Steals-3 (2.1spg), FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 75.0% He was later awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Player of the Year, All-Lebanese League Forward of the Year, All-Lebanese League Import of the Year, All-Lebanese League 1st Team, Lebanese League All-Imports Team.
The Dallas, Texas native was drafted by Seattle SuperSonics (NBA,2rd (35)) in 2004.
Emmett played in 11 countries including Lithuania, Belgium, France, Venezuela, China, Puerto Rico, Lebanon, Philippines, South Korea, Mexico and Dominican Republic.