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Ex-Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Brandon Roy wounded in Los Angeles shooting

By The Sports Xchange
Ex-Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Brandon Roy wounded in Los Angeles shooting
Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy stretches during warm ups at the Pepsi Center on April 1, 2010. File photo by Gary C. Caskey/UPI | License Photo

Former NBA All-Star guard Brandon Roy was wounded in a shooting over the weekend in the Los Angeles area but is expected to recover.

Roy was treated in Southern California before returning to Washington state, where he is the boys' basketball coach at Seattle's Nathan Hale High School, according to King-TV in Seattle.

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USA Today reported Roy was shot in the leg while shielding some of the children who were at a gathering outside his grandmother's house.

Roy spent the majority of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers, who issued a statement Tuesday night in response to his injury.

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"Like many others, we're just learning of the injury suffered by former Trail Blazers player Brandon Roy in a shooting over the weekend in California," the team said in the statement. "According to those reports, Brandon was wounded as a bystander but is expected to recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family during this time."

The 32-year-old Roy played five seasons in Portland before retiring in 2011 because of knee problems. He attempted a comeback in 2012 and played in five games for the Minnesota Timberwolves before another knee surgery ended his career.

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Roy, who was the 2006-07 Rookie of the Year and selected to the All-Star team three times, averaged 18.8 points over his six-year NBA career.

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Roy led Nathan Hale High to an undefeated record and the state title in his first year as the team's head coach in 2016. He was named the Naismith National High School Coach of the Year.

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