Ex-college basketball and BIG3 star Andre Emmett was shot and killed in Dallas on Monday morning … TMZ Sports has confirmed. He was 37 years old.
According to Dallas PD … Emmett was approached by 2 suspects while sitting in his car in front of his house around 2:30 AM on Monday. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and an altercation ensued.
Cops say Emmett was gunned down while trying to run away from the suspects … and he was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
Emmett — the 35th pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2004 NBA Draft — was the 2nd leading scorer in the 3-on-3 league this past season while playing for 3's Company.
"The BIG3 is in a state of shock over the sudden and tragic death of Andre Emmett," the league said in a statement. "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."
Emmett briefly played for the Grizzlies and New Jersey Nets … and played several years overseas.
Emmett was a star at Texas Tech under Bob Knight … and was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 2018.