We have some news coming out of the basketball world and it’s shocking. Keith Appling has been sentenced for second degree murder.
The former Michigan State basketball player was sentenced to 18 to 40 years in prison for the death of a family member. Appling will also serve two consecutive years, for a felony firearm charge, in the Michigan Department of Corrections.
“What an extremely sad turn of events for a man that once had a promising future. This was a senseless crime, and the fact remains that his victim will never know another day of life,” said Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
He allegedly gotten in an argument with his first cousin, Clyde Edmonds, before Appling shot Edmonds multiple times.
He had a couple of different stints in the NBA G League and spent some time with the Orlando Magic in 2016, and he last played professionally in Italy in 2019.
In July 2017, Appling was sentenced to one year in county jail and four years of probation for carrying a concealed weapon and resisting a police officer which ended up also leading to him taking two years away from basketball. Needless to say he hasn’t been able to stay out of trouble.