Report: Former Kings player Tyler Honeycutt killed after standoff with police

By Vincent Frank

News broke early Saturday morning in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Southern California that a man had barricaded himself inside of a residence after authorities were called to the scene because the individual was reported to have a gun.

The incident itself was live-tweeted by the Los Angeles Police Department and included an officer involved shooting (OIS).

Reports later surfaced that the man found dead at the scene was none other than 27-year-old former UCLA basketball standout Tyler Honeycutt

Keep in mind that this has not been confirmed by the LAPD or other authorities.

Honeycutt starred for UCLA from 2009-11, averaging 12.8 points and earning first-team All-Pac 12 honors his final season. He was a second-round pick of the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft, but averaged just 1.2 points in 24 games across two NBA seasons.

There’s obviously going to be more come out here soon. But for now, Honeycutt’s life comes to a tragic end at the young age of 27.