PHOENIX, Arizona — Former UCLA Bruins and professional basketball player Billy Knight was found dead on a Phoenix roadway early Sunday.
Knight’s body was found at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter by the Phoenix Fire Department. Officials have found no signs of foul play in his death, according to the Phoenix police.
His cause of death will ultimately be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.
A Los Angeles native, Knight played for the Bruins from 1997 to 2002, averaging eight points and two rebounds per game. He averaged 14.1 points in his final season at UCLA, second on the team, behind former NBA player Jason Kapono (16.0), and just ahead of ex-NBAer Matt Barnes (13.5). Knight started all 33 games in the 2001-02 campaign. He played professionally in the D-League, Sweden, France and Japan.