Former NBA player Andre Emmett dead after shooting in Dallas

Former NBA player and college All-American Andre Emmett passed away on Monday morning after being shot in the Dallas area.

The 37-year-old Texas native is the all-time leading scorer for Texas Tech University after four standout seasons under coach Bobby Knight from 2000-04. The University confirmed his death in a statement on Monday morning.

According to the Dallas Police Department, at about 2:30 a.m. Emmett was “approached by two unknown suspects as he sat in his vehicle in front of his residence in the 1800 block of N. Prairie Avenue. The suspects displayed a handgun and an altercation ensued, during which the victim was shot as he ran away from the suspects.”

A neighbor called 911 and Emmett was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Emmett had recently become a father.

After two trips to the NCAA Tournament with Texas Tech, Emmett was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics with the 35th pick of the 2004 NBA Draft and played two seasons in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies and New Jersey Nets. He was a two-time NBA G League All-Star and won the 2014 NBA G League All-Star Game MVP. His professional playing career also included stops in China, Lebanon, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

For the past two seasons, Emmett participated in the BIG3 League on the team 3’s Company. He finished last season tied with Amar’e Stoudemire for the second-most points in the league.

Emmett was inducted in to the Texas Tech Red Raiders Hall of Fame in 2018.