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Ex-UCLA Basketball Player Billy Knight Dead at 39

Kristopher Love | 12 July, 2018, 01:01

The 39-year-old former Bruin's body was found at 2:45 a.m. on July 8, and he was later pronounced dead by the Phoenix Fire Department, according to ESPN.

According to court records in Maricopa County, Arizona, prosecutors charged Knight with two counts apiece for sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse and molestation of a child. "I just asked God for forgiveness for all the wrong I've done".

Knight is the second former UCLA star to die tragically in recent days.

Authorities say there has been no sign of foul play in Knight's death. Knight starts off the roughly 6-minute clip by saying, "This is probably my last message on Earth". Basketball coach Dinos Trigonis said on Twitter that he knew the Knight family for more than 20 years.

At the end of the video, Knight spoke dearly of his brother, Eric, whom he seemed to express remorse for treating badly.

Honeycutt died after a police standoff in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Knight averaged 14.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in his senior season for the Bruins before a brief worldwide basketball stint in Japan. "I just want to at least help them out by at least putting this on YouTube". He continues by saying, "If you are feeling like this, please get help". "I will be in Heaven or Hell".

"Our hearts are heavy after learning Billy Knight has passed away", UCLA said in a tweet on its basketball account. He would go undrafted by the National Basketball Association, but played until 2016 for various teams around the world in countries like France and Japan. "We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy's loved ones in their thoughts during this hard time".

Knight was a basketball operations assistant for the Northern Arizona Suns of the developmental G League in the 2016-17 season.

Honeycutt played for UCLA from 2009-11.