SU today mourns the loss of junior basketball player Wayde Sims. Sims passed away early morning on Friday, September 28, 2018.
“We are all devastated, “said head coach Will Wade. “We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken.”
LSU officials were notified of Sims’ passing early Friday morning. Counselors and support have been made immediately available to teammates and friends at LSU.
“Wayde Sims’ loss is simply unbelievable to us right now,” said vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva. “There are no words that can express our sorrow for his parents and family. He was such a lovable young man who was full of joy. We are circling around his teammates and friends who need all the love and support we can give them. We are praying for his family, for his parents. God bless Wayde Sims.”
“We are stunned and shaken,” LSU President F. King Alexander said. “To say we are grief-stricken is an understatement. Wayde was a beloved member of the LSU community whose leadership was treasured by his coach and his teammates. I knew him personally and liked him tremendously. The void left by his passing will be immense, and we ask that you keep his family in your prayers.”