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Ex-Nets, Grizzlies Player Andre Emmett Dies at Age 37

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 23, 2019

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 25: Andre Emmett #2 of 3's Company dribbles the ball as Dion Glover #00 of Bivouac defends  during the BIG3 Playoffs at Smoothie King Center on August 25, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/BIG3 via Getty Images)
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Former NBA and BIG3 player Andre Emmett was killed Monday morning after suffering a gunshot wound in Dallas, according to CBS DFW

The 37-year-old was found at 2:30 a.m. local time and died after being transported to a hospital.

According to the Dallas Police Department, two unknown suspects approached Emmett with a handgun and shot him as he attempted to run. There are reportedly no suspects at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.

Emmett spent the last two seasons in the BIG3, ranking second in the league in points scored this past season behind only Joe Johnson. 

The league released a statement on Emmett's death:

BIG3 on CBS @thebig3

The BIG3 is in a state of shock over the sudden and tragic death of Andre Emmett. Andre was a member of the BIG3 family for two seasons and never without a smile on his face. His kindness towards others and easy-going demeanor made him a joy to be around. https://t.co/QoNJ7NH2k0

He also had an extensive international career as well as parts of two seasons in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies and New Jersey Nets. The 2004 second-round draft pick appeared in 14 total games but his two stints came seven years apart.

Emmett also starred at Texas Tech from 2000-04, earning All-America honors during his senior season. 

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