College basketball star Darius Lee sadly has been shot and killed while filming a rap video for Rich Rhymer.
“We are devastated. Darius was a remarkable young man who loved the Lord, his mom, his family, his teammates, his friends and his entire HBU family,” coach Ron Cottrell said in a statement.
“We are in shock and cannot wrap our heads around this news. My heart breaks for his mom, his sister and his entire family, and for our basketball team. The only thing we find comfort in right now is knowing where Darius is. He is in the arms of Jesus … we know that as fact. And we will see him again some day. As great of a basketball player as he was, he was an even better person. I can’t even think of basketball right now. I can only think of what a light Darius was during his short time on earth. He was a joy to coach and we loved him so much.”
Lee was one of nine people shot during an alleged dispute on the set of a rap video, police said, via CBS News. The eight others who were shot are expected to survive.
Darius had 1 year of eligibility left w/ HBU. Last season he scored 52 points against McNeese, highest scoring game of the year in Div 1.
Here is a recent song by Rich Rhymer: