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Update: Former Cyclone dies at 23

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UPDATE: Police say New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment.

Sr. Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in a statement that officers were called early Saturday morning and found the 23-year-old player collapsed in an outdoor passageway. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

Black says a person living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his door kicked open.

The man retrieved a handgun and fired when Dejean-Jones began kicking the bedroom door.

Dejean-Jones was a Los Angeles native and it wasn't immediately clear why he was in Dallas.

In his only NBA season, which ended in February because of a broken right wrist, Dejean-Jones started 11 of 14 games and averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds.

Original Story

New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has died at the age of 23.

The coroner's office did not give Hines a cause of death, but witnesses say Dejean-Jones bled to death after suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Dejean-Jones played college basketball at USC (2010-11), UNLV (2012-14) and Iowa State (2014-15).

He played for the Pelicans during Las Vegas Summer League and signed a deal with them in August.

After going through training camp with New Orleans, the team waived him a few days before the 2015-16 season began.

The NBA D-League's Idaho Stampede acquired Dejean-Jones off of waivers in mid-December.

Information from this article was contributed by the Bleacher Report

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