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LSU Basketball player Wayde Sims was tragically shot and killed near Southern University campus in Baton Rouge early Friday morning. Per ESPN:
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Sims, a 20-year-old junior from Baton Rouge, was shot at a Subway restaurant across from Southern University's football stadium around 1:25 a.m. ET Friday. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound, according to Baton Rouge police.

"We are all devastated," LSU coach Will Wade said via statement. "We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken."
The following statements were released by head coach Will Wade, Athletic Director Joe Alleva, and LSU President F. King Alexander:
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“We are all devastated, “said head coach Will Wade. “We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken.”

LSU officials were notified of Sims’ passing early Friday morning. Counselors and support have been made immediately available to teammates and friends at LSU.

“Wayde Sims’ loss is simply unbelievable to us right now,” said vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva. “There are no words that can express our sorrow for his parents and family. He was such a lovable young man who was full of joy. We are circling around his teammates and friends who need all the love and support we can give them. We are praying for his family, for his parents. God bless Wayde Sims.”

“We are stunned and shaken," LSU President F. King Alexander said. "To say we are grief-stricken is an understatement. Wayde was a beloved member of the LSU community whose leadership was treasured by his coach and his teammates. I knew him personally and liked him tremendously. The void left by his passing will be immense, and we ask that you keep his family in your prayers.”
Past & Present LSU Players, Along With Basketball Community React To Wayde Sims' Death

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sims and his family.

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ColoBama70 months
Very sorry to hear. Prayers for him and his family.
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themunch70 months
Saddened by this. Prayers.
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LSUMANINVA70 months
May he Rest In Peace.
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lsuson70 months
RIP Wayde. May they find the killer and he will get his judgement day.
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floyd1370 months
Yep I saw the video sims looked to be helping a guy out but it looked as though the kids where really young sad.
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Philzilla2k70 months
R.I.P.
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Stellyonidas70 months
Southern always seems kinda sketchy when I'm around that area just saying.
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TNG8r70 months
So sad...
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floyd1370 months
I'm hearing him and a friend was fighting some guys and one pulled a gun and shot sims RIP.
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Tigerpride1870 months
Can we all please be a bit more respectful of the situation and save the debating on why he was there ,and if he should have been, and wether or not it's open , and all that crap for another time. There will be plenty of time for that in the future. This is a great spot to memoralize his life.save the other stuff for the rant in a few days or so. You never know who looks at this , maybe his family.
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Mobiletiger70 months
It was 12;25 am. The release says 1:25 qm ET.
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LesnarF570 months
I think Wayde may have been meeting someone by or in front of that Subway as most close around where I live at 9 o'clock. God bless Wayde and the entire Sims family.
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ByUselves70 months
Very sad! Prayers to his family, friends, and Tiger Nation. Too much of this going on in our world, and it really hurts when it's this close to home!
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SomeLSUguy70 months
Dear God, please Hold that Tiger!
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rbdallas70 months
what a shame ! RIP fellow Tiger Prayers to family n friends.
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FournetteForEver770 months
Rip Sims
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lsuhou7470 months
Absolutely terrible...truly is a sad world we're living in..Prayers to the family and friends.
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HubbaBubba70 months
Unbelievable. So much evil in the world. RIP.
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PeopleChamp70 months
Sad world
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GumboPot70 months
My God. This is devastating.
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