It is a sad day when anyone passes away, but a very sad day when that loss of life is a young person due to senseless violence. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University basketball player Wayde Sims was fatally shot during a fight not far from campus, only hours before the first official practice of the season.
Though details and the suspect are still unknown, what is known is that a family lost their son, a team lost their teammate, and many lives will be forever changed because of something that did not have to happen. The entire student athlete world is touched by this and mourns the passing of Sims. Senseless acts like these touch us all because such a random act could happen to any team, and we deeply feel the sorrow of the LSU family. Teammates become family, and in the days, weeks, and years to come, this LSU family will deal with the loss of not just a teammate, but a friend.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Wayde Sims and his LSU teammates, coaches, and friends. Our hearts are with you in this time of grief.