Billy Knight (basketball, born 1979)

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Knight in March 2013

William Price Knight (January 20, 1979 – July 8, 2018) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Los Angeles, California. His last professional stops were in Japan with Hamamatsu, Osaka, Hyogo and Yamagata.[1] Knight helped the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix to their first bj league title in 2009–10, when he was the league's third-leading scorer, averaging 19.6 points per game.[2]

Knight abused an ex-girlfriend’s nine-year-old daughter and was arrested on June 13, 2018.[3] He was found dead a month later on July 8, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona, aged 39.[4]

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  1. Nishinomiya Storks (11 July 2018). "ウィリアム・ナイト選手の訃報に接して". Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  2. Odeven, Ed (February 24, 2012). "Knight still wonders why no team would give him shot". The Japan Times.
  3. TMZ Sports (11 July 2018). "UCLA'S BILLY KNIGHT ALLEGEDLY SEXUALLY ABUSED 9-YEAR-OLD BEFORE DEATH". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  4. West, Jenna (July 10, 2018). "Former UCLA Player Billy Knight Found Dead at 39". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 11, 2018.

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