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Former UCLA basketball star found dead after recording heartbreaking video

12 July 2018

Billy Knight, a former UCLA basketball player, was found dead in Arizona early Sunday, shortly after posting a chilling video on social media.

Knight played 117 games for the Bruins, breaking out as a full-time starter as a fifth-year senior.

Knight played for the Bruins from 1997-2002, where he averaged 8.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. Each season they advanced to the NCAA Tournament under Steve Lavin and reached the regional semifinals in his final three seasons.

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

In the video titled "Billy Knight "I am Sorry Lord", Knight talked to the camera, saying it was his "last message on Earth" and "I can't continue on".

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. In the emotional video, Billy said: "I am lost in life and I feel like there is no hope..." I lied. I cheated.

"I isolated myself from my family, I isolated myself from my friends, and that's not something you should do", Knight said. From many people. I was a taker, and that's why my life ended up where it is now. I isolated myself from my friends. I hear voices in my head constantly and I don't know where they come from. "However, the victim's mother told cops Knight violated the terms of his release by contacting her several times and even appearing at her home", TMZ also reported. "I just asked God for forgiveness for all the wrong I've done". Speaking to the Los Angeles Daily news, Escoto said that "Honeycutt had been going through some things." . He went undrafted in the 2002 NBA Draft, but continued playing basketball in the D-League, Europe, Japan and with the Harlem Globetrotters.

TMZ was the first to report the news.

Former UCLA basketball star found dead after recording heartbreaking video