UPDATE: Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania reported that Dejean-Jones was shot in the abdomen.
Pelicans' Bryce Dejean-Jones suffered gun shot to abdomen late Friday, bled to death. Full story coming on passing of promising 23-year-old.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 28, 2016
ORIGINAL: In a strange and sad turn of events, it was reported on Saturday that former Iowa State basketball player and current New Orleans Pelican Bryce Dejean-Jones had passed away. The cause of death was not released.
Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune first reported the news saying that the Dallas County coroners confirmed that Dejean-Jones had passed.
Former Iowa State player and current New Orleans Pelican Bryce Dejean-Jones has died, the Dallas County coroner's office confirms.
— Travis Hines (@TravisHines21) May 28, 2016
Bryce Dejean-Jones, just 23 years old, played his senior year with the Cyclones after spending his first three years at USC and UNLV. He was undrafted in 2015, but signed a three-year contract with the Pelicans.
He played in 14 games for the Pelicans this year and averaged 5.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game before breaking his wrist and missing the remainder of the season.
Certainly more information will become available in the coming days. In the meantime, Campus Sports would like to send its condolences to his family and the Pelicans.
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