Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight found dead

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight found dead

Former Westchester High and UCLA basketball player William “Billy” Knight was found dead early Sunday morning at 2:45 a.m. on a Phoenix roadway. Phoenix Police responded after Knight was found by Phoenix Fire and pronounced dead.

The cause of Knight’s death will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner. No evidence of foul play was detected, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Knight, 39, played for UCLA from 1998-2002, averaging more than 14 points per game his senior season before entering into the 2002 NBA Draft where he was undrafted.

Knight played professionally overseas including stints in France and Japan and worked as a basketball skills coach.