Houston Baptist University mourns the passing of one of its own. 

Basketball player was confirmed by the college on June 20 Darius LeeAfter a shooting incident at Harlem’s Harlem neighborhood, New York, he was shot and killed. 

We are deeply saddened. Darius was a remarkable young man who loved the Lord, his mom, his family, his teammates, his friends and his entire HBU family,” James Sears Bryant head men’s basketball coach Ron Cottrell said in a statement from the school. We are still in shock. I feel terrible for him, his family and our basketball team. We can only find solace in knowing that Darius is safe. He is in the arms of Jesus…we know that as fact. We will again see him one day.
Lee is a good basketball player. But Coach Cottrell said Lee was even more. It’s hard for me to think about basketball at the moment. Darius was a shining light during his brief time here on Earth. His coaching was an absolute joy and his love for us is unmatched.”