Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight dies at age 39

7/10/2018 7:48:35 PM

PHOENIX (AP) Authorities say former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight has died in Phoenix.

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner"s Office hasn"t released a cause of death.

Phoenix police say Knight"s body was found on a roadway early Sunday near downtown and there was no evidence of foul play.

The 39-year-old Knight was a guard/forward at UCLA from 1998-2002, averaging 14.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a senior.

He wasn"t picked in the 2002 NBA draft and played professionally in France and Japan.

Knight was a basketball operations assistant for the Northern Arizona Suns of the developmental G League in the 2016-17 season. The team is affiliated with the NBA"s Phoenix Suns.

Northern Arizona Suns officials issued a statement Tuesday evening saying they were ""deeply saddened by the passing.""