LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The 24-year-old stepbrother of University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones was shot and killed Saturday in their hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
According to UofL officials, Demetrius Ray was shot in the driveway of his home around 1 p.m. CST Saturday, just after tip-off of the UofL vs. Memphis game about ten miles away at the FedEx Forum where Jones was about to play ball.
Police said a man walking through Ray's neighborhood approached Ray at his car and shot him several times. Ray was rushed to a hospital where he died.
Jones played through his sadness Wednesday night in Dallas, where the Cardinals handed Southern Methodist University its only home loss of the season. The junior point guard scored 21 points while taking on SMU.
"I just thank Louisville fans for keeping my head up," Jones posted on Twitter Wednesday night. "I've been in my room crying a lot."