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Former NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Found Dead After Police Shootout


Tragedy struck one of the NBA's former players late Friday night, when former Sacramento Kings small forward Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a standoff with police.

The former UCLA standout and 35th pick in the 2011 NBA draft was killed after a shootout with the LAPD.

Honeycutt's mother called police to the property, where Tyler was reportedly acting strange and eratic. When police arrived at the scene, Honeycutt began shooting at officers from inside the home. It was later found out that Tyler had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, not from a bullet shot from the police officers outside.

Despite an excellent tenure as a member of the UCLA basketball squad during the 2010 and 2011 seasons -- where he earnt First-Team All Pac-10 honors in the 2011 season, averaging 12.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game -- Honeycutt was never able to make a name for himself in the NBA, only managing to play in 24 games for the Kings before bouncing out of the league, moving on to play pro ball in Europe for Khimki Moscow Region.

Honeycutt was 27 years old.