Brandon Roy was hit in the leg in a shootout this weekend, near Los Angeles.
This weekend, Brandon Roy was shot. The former NBA player (five years in Portland in particular) was near his grandmother’s house in the vicinity of Los Angeles, when a person opened fire, reports USA Today.
Roy was hit in the leg as he tried to protect the children who were there.
According to KING-TV, Roy was treated in Southern California before returning to Washington state.
Roy is the head coach Nathan Hale High School in Seattle and coached his team to a 29-0 record this season, ending in a Washington 3A state championship victory. He was later named Naismith National High School High School Coach of the Year, according to SI.
Nathan Hale High School forward Michael Porter Jr., was on that time this season and was named Gatorade player of the year. Porter recently committed to Missouri.
The Trailblazers said in a statement.
“Like many others, we’re just learning of the injury suffered by former Trail Blazers player Brandon Roy in a shooting over the weekend in California. According to those reports, Brandon was wounded as a bystander but is expected to recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family during this time.”
Roy spent the majority of his career with the Trailblazers, winning NBA Rookie of the Year in 2007 and being named to three All-Star teams before retiring in 2011 because of knee injuries.
He attempted a comeback with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2012, but ended his career in 2013.