UCLA basketball alum Billy Knight found dead after posting YouTube video

Ruben Hill
July 11, 2018

A former UCLA basketball player who once worked in the Phoenix Suns' organization was found dead early Sunday in downtown Phoenix after posting an apparent farewell video online.

Nonetheless, there is a strong belief that Knight may have committed suicide judging from the sorry tone of his last message that he had penned down and posted verbally on Youtube. From many people. I was a taker.

"I just want to say that I lived a life of sin". I isolated myself from my friends, and that's not something you should do. Honeycutt had a shootout with police at his home in Sherman Oaks, and The Los Angeles Daily News reports, "He reportedly barricaded himself after shots were exchanged, starting an 11-hour standoff". If this happens, you probably have a mental illness.

Yesterday evening, UCLA family, myself and others in basketball community were trying to reach out to Billy Knight. I hear voices in my head constantly and I don't know where they come from.

"Mental illness is serious".

During his time playing for UCLA from 1998-2002, Knight, 39, averaged over 14 points per game in his senior year, but went undrafted in the 2002 NBA Draft.

"The secret of living is giving". I will take my chances. Knight played professionally overseas including stints in France and Japan and worked as a basketball skills coach.

Knight was a basketball operations assistant for the Northern Arizona Suns of the developmental G League in the 2016-17 season. The team issued a statement Tuesday saying officials were "deeply saddened" by his passing.

Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley responded on Twitter after learning of Knight's death.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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