Wayde Sims tribute to follow men’s basketball season opener

Wayde Sims tribute to follow men’s basketball season opener
LSU forward Wayde Sims (Leake, Danae)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU basketball returns to the Pete Mavarich Assembly Center Tuesday night for the start of the 2018-2019 season. However, one Tiger won’t be making it to the court.

About a month ago, LSU Basketball player Wayde Sims was shot and killed near Southern University.

The university will honor Wayde Sims with a tribute after the LSU vs. SLU game. The fallen basketball player will be honored with a video tribute of his life and a brief on-court ceremony involving the team and Wayde’s parents.

Head basketball coach Will Wayde is expected to speak.

According to LSU Senior Associate Director of Communications Kent Lowe, “It’s just a chance for people to again remember a very special guy.”

Tickets for the game are still available tonight and can be purchased through lsusports.net.

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