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New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones confirmed dead in Texas

BRETT SWANSON | SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE

Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones is surrounded by Miami's Chris Andersen, right, and Gerald Green during a preseason game Oct 23.
Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones is surrounded by Miami's Chris Andersen, right, and Gerald Green during a preseason game Oct 23. Associated Press photo by Tyler Kaufman

Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones is dead at age 23, the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed on Saturday afternoon.

Yahoo Sports reported that Dejean-Jones suffered a gunshot to the abdomen late on Friday and bled to death.

An undrafted free agent, Dejean-Jones played with the Pelicans' Summer League team last July. He played in 14 games for the Pelicans this season, averaging 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He signed a 10-day contract with the team on Jan. 21 and another on Feb. 1 before signing a multi-year deal on Feb. 19.

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