Former UCLA basketball standout Billy Knight was found dead early Sunday morning in Phoenix.
Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis says Knight’s body was found along a road near a construction site.
No evidence of foul play was found.
Knight, 39, played at UCLA from 1998-2002, averaging 14.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a senior. The Bruins went to the NCAA tournament all four of Knight’s seasons under coach Steve Lavin, reaching the regional semifinals in each of his last three years.
Our hearts are heavy after learning Billy Knight has passed away. We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy’s loved ones in their thoughts during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/9WssEUnvbY
— UCLA Basketball (@UCLAMBB) July 10, 2018
A day before his body was found, Knight recorded a chilling video on YouTube which he titled “I am Sorry Lord.” In it, he says, “I am lost in life and I feel like there is no hope … I just feel like I can’t continue on.” He urges people who have problems like his to get help.
Knight’s death is the second one of a former UCLA player in the past week, following Tyler Honeycutt, who died Friday after barricading himself inside his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., of what police said appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.