Andre Emmett Biography
Andre Emmett was born on August 27, 1982, and from Dallas, Texas. He was an American professional basketball player and played for Texas Tech Red Raiders. On September 23, 2019, he was shot and killed on Sunday evening.
Former NBA player Andre Emmett, who played two seasons with the Nets and Grizzlies, was murdered this morning in Dallas. Emmett recently became a father. He played at Texas Tech and was No. 36 pick in 2004 draft. RIP.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 23, 2019
Andre Emmett Age
He was 37 years old.
Andre Emmett Children
The 37-year-old Emmett had recently become a father, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Andre Emmett Career
He started his career playing college basketball for years for Bob Knight at Texas Tech University. Later, he played at Texas Tech for all four years of his undergraduate basketball career.
Last season, Andre Emmett bursted onto the scene, and led an injured 3’s Company squad to the championship game vs Power. As the 3rd seed, Emmett pulled off the first, and only, upset in league history by defeating #2 seed 3 Headed Monsters. Here is his profile.
— Big3 N3ws (@Big3N3ws) September 23, 2019
During his time at school, he scored a career total of over 2,256 points and racked up several awards. In his career, Andre played for several other teams both US and International team.
In 2004, he was selected as the 35th overall pick by the Seattle Supersonics in the NBA Draft and traded over the summer to the Grizzlies. However, after few years he jumped to the Miami Heat, to the Austin Toros of the D League. Then, in 2004 he has named a consensus All-American as a senior.
My little brother was shot and killed early this morning…only 37 years young with an infant child that he loved more than anything. Please keep mom, the Family, and the city in your prayers this is a tough one. RIP Andre Emmett your legacy will live forever! pic.twitter.com/AofDfwrGde
— The Heads Up! Foundation (@HeadsUpU) September 23, 2019
Recently, he was playing for the BIG3 3-on-3 league at the time of his death, specifically for 3
The 6-foot-5 small forward sits as the all-time leading scorer in Texas Tech history. He also had a brief NBA career that began with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2004. He recently played in the Big3 league, which is populated by former NBA and college stars.
Over his 15-year professional career, Emmett played for 22 different teams.
Andre Emmett Hall of Fame
Emmett was inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame in 2018.
As if the Andre Emmett situation wasn’t tragic enough, his Instagram story from 16-18 hours ago — just hours before he was shot — will break your heart pic.twitter.com/REfQk4DwrP
— Saad Yousuf (@SaadYousuf126) September 23, 2019
Andre Emmett Death, Andre Emmett Caus of Death
Former Texas Tech basketball star Andre Emmett has been shot and killed in Dallas, according to multiple reports.
According to Dallas police, 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 [around 2:30 am].
‘The suspects displayed a handgun and an altercation ensued, during which the victim was shot as he ran away from the suspects,’ the police statement continued.
“The BIG3 is in a state of shock over the sudden and tragic death of Andre Emmett. Andre was a member of the BIG3 family for two seasons and never without a smile on his face. His kindness towards others and easy-going demeanor made him a joy to be around.”
In the wake of the shocking news of Emmett’s death, tributes are pouring out for the former Texas Tech star. ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla said, “Andre Emmett, died today. Got to know him well at SMU Crum Center where he worked out in the off-season. Very kind & friendly to all the ballers there. I am very, very sad right now. It hits hard. RIP, Dre.”
We are deeply saddened about the passing of Andre Emmett, who played 39 games for the Mad Ants and won the @nbagleague All-Star Game MVP in the 2014-15 season. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Emmett family. pic.twitter.com/j7zU92Befi
— Fort Wayne Mad Ants (@TheMadAnts) September 23, 2019
Andre Emmett Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of him is Under review.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Former Texas Tech basketball star Andre Emmett has been shot and killed in Dallas. Details of the shooting had not been released as of midday on Monday
- The 37-year-old Emmett sits as the all-time leading scorer in Texas Tech history
- The Dallas native had recently become a father, according to The Athletic
- Over his 15-year pro career, he played for 22 different teams around the world
- According to Dallas police, Emmett was ‘approached by two unknown suspects as he sat in his vehicle in front of his residence.’ He was shot as he ran away
- Witnesses said the pair of suspects fled the scene in a white Chrysler sedan