Emmett played only 14 games in the NBA — eight for Memphis during the 2004-05 season and six for the New Jersey Nets during 2011-12.
Andre Emmett, an All-American at Texas Tech before spending parts of two seasons in the NBA, was shot and killed in Dallas early Monday, according to numerous reports. He was 37 years old.
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. pic.twitter.com/QoNJ7NH2k0
— BIG3 on CBS (@thebig3) September 23, 2019
Details regarding Monday’s shooting have not been released.
Emmett enjoyed a decorated career at Texas Tech from 2000-2004 and still holds the program record for career points at 2,256. He was a three-time Big 12 All-Conference first-team selection and a consensus All-American in 2004.
Thank you for the competitor you were on the court and the incredible person you were off of it.
Thank you for the many amazing memories you helped create.
Thank you for inspiring the entire Texas Tech family.
Rest In Peace, Dre. pic.twitter.com/exZOvAgDCA
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) September 23, 2019
After being selected with the 35th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the SuperSonics and later traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, Emmett had a winding professional career that took him to the developmental league, Lithuania, Belgium, France, Venezuela, China and several other overseas leagues.
He played only 14 games in the NBA — eight for Memphis during the 2004-05 season and six for the New Jersey Nets during the 2011-12 season.
Most recently, Emmett played for 3’s Company of the BIG3 league, finishing second in total points (134) during the 2019 season behind only Joe Johnson (175).