NEW: South Florida high school basketball star shot dead


Miami Dade Police are searching for answers after an 18-year-old basketball star was fatally shot Sunday.

Malcolm Nicholas III, 19, who was described by some as a “basketball prodigy” was shot in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood. The shooting details remain unknown, WTVJ reported. 

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Nicholas played basketball his whole life, according to his former coach, Ricky Gomez, starting his career at Miami Senior High School before transferring to Mater Academy Charter Middle and High School, according to WTVJ. 

Recently, Nicholas went to a postgraduate basketball program called Believe Academy in Tennessee, WTVJ reported. 

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Longtime Miami Heat captain Udonis Haslem, like many others, took to Instagram to mourn the loss.

Nicholas had several offers to play at Division I schools, including Indiana, according to WTVJ.

Anyone with information is urged to call the City of Miami Police Homicide Unit at 305-603-6350.

Read more at NBC6.

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