Jalen Hill’s father reported his son’s death on social media. He played from 2017 to 2021 for the UCLA Bruins and had anxiety issues.
American college basketball tragedy. Jalen Hill, a 22-year-old gamer, has passed away. He was confirmed by his father through social networks, after denouncing the disappearance of his son in Costa Rica days ago.
“Our hearts are shattered & completely broken to inform family and friends that our beloved son, Jalen Hill, has passed away,” George Hill wrote on Instagram. “Jalen Hill disappeared while in Costa Rica and we recently learned of his death. We know that many will have questions, but we cannot share any details at this time,” he explained without revealing the causes of death.
“We know Jalen has played a role in so many people’s lives… We also recognize the role so many of you have played in yours. As we try to navigate this devastating time in our lives, we ask that you give us time to grieve.” “, ended the message from the basketball player’s father.
Jalen Hill was known for being a player for the UCLA team, the Bruins, from the 2017/2018 season until 2021. The 2.07-meter center made a total of 77 appearances in his career with an average of 6.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. His last game was played on January 30, 2021.
Incident in China
But his career was tainted almost from the start by an incident in China. In November 2017, he was arrested along with his fellow members Cody Riley and LiAngelo Ball – brother of Lonzo and LaMelo – for shoplifting. All three were suspended by the Bruins, with Hill and Riley returning a year later. The ball left the show.
Hill had long struggled with anxiety and depression, especially since the incident in China during his first NCAA season. In social networks he showed his battle: “Focus on the good things because when you find yourself in a situation where you are anxious or you are going through mental health problems, you tend to focus only on that and that is practically the only thing you are going to achieve because that’s the only thing your mind is focused on,” he once wrote