Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight dies at age 39

He averaged 14.1 points in his final season at UCLA, second on the team, behind former National Basketball Association player Jason Kapono (16.0), and just ahead of ex-NBAer Matt Barnes (13.5).

Phoenix police say Knight's body was found on a roadway early Sunday near downtown and there was no evidence of foul play. Known the Knight family for 20+ years.

Billy Knight was found dead on the side of the road.

Knight released a video explaining his reasons behind his decision. What killed him is yet to be confirmed as his body is yet to be examined to ascertain what killed him.

Before Knight died, he posted a video to the internet several days before titled "I am Sorry Lord", wherein he said he didn't feel he belonged on Earth.

Many former players and friends took to Twitter to give their condolences following Knight's tragic passing.

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'I wasn't honest with a lot of people. even my mom, my brother and my family members.

"I isolated myself from my family members", Knight said. That's why my life ended up where it is now.

Mental illness is a awful disease and should be treated very seriously. Life is not a game.

UCLA Basketball tweeted a tribute to Knight on Tuesday. "I just asked God for forgiveness for all the wrong I've done".

A Los Angeles native, Knight played for the Bruins from 1997 to 2002, averaging eight points and two rebounds per game. He played in the D-League and in France and Japan after college. "We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy's loved ones in their thoughts during this hard time". Tyler Honeycutt, 27, a standout player for the program before he was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in in 2011, was found dead Saturday morning after a reported shootout with police at his home in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

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