“Our hearts are shattered,” George Hill wrote connected Instagram, saying helium was “unable to stock immoderate details astatine this time.”
Hill, a 6-10 guardant from Corona, California, played 70 games implicit 3 seasons from 2018 to 2021, and averaged 6.5 points and 6.4 rebounds.
He missed the Bruins’ 2021 March Madness tally to the Final Four and announced connected Instagram successful April 2021 that helium was “done with basketball” aft enduring “a clump of anxiousness and slump problems.”
Hill traced the opening to his 2017 apprehension with 2 UCLA teammates for shoplifting successful China. The trio was detained for astir a week earlier then-President Donald Trump interceded during an Asian travel and China permitted the players to alert home. All 3 were suspended for the season.
Hill’s manager astatine Centennial High School mourned his death.
“Next-level devastating,” Josh Giles told the Los Angeles Times.
UCLA said connected Twitter it was “deeply saddened.”