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ARREST MADE IN THE MURDER OF XAVIER MCDANIEL JR.

Posted by HG on June 4, 2007

 **YBB UPDATE: THE XAVIER MCDANIEL JR. THAT WAS KILLED IS NOT THE SON OF FORMER NBA PLAYER XAVIER MCDANIEL. Xavier McDaniel does have a son, and his name is Xavier McDaniel Jr., but he is alive by all accounts. If you read that Fennis Dembo Jr. has been killed, don’t rush to any judgements. Apologies to all that this may have affected, including www.thebiglead.com and www.deadspin.com** END UPDATE

A 26 year old man is being held for the murder of Xavier McDaniel Jr. On April 3rd, Xavier Jr. was found in his car, shot in the chest. He was taken to the hospital but died a short time later. The suspect, Omari Lee was arrested recently when he went to an Albany area hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound.

I can’t imagine the pain a parent feels when a child is lost. It’s amazing that Xavier McDaniel Sr. can handle this so well:

“It has an opportunity to give us some closure, but we don’t know what’s going to happen. I always said it (an arrest) would happen in God’s time. It’s not that we win as a direct result of this because this is another young man’s life lost. I hope the young man gets a chance for some spiritual enlightenment throughout this.”

Thoughts and prayers go out to the McDaniel family. Hopefully justice will be served.

Albany man held in killing of ex-star. Courtesy of The Times Union

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THE JR. NBA: JUST LIKE THE NBA, BUT SHORTER

Posted by HG on May 2, 2007

I consider myself a pretty big NBA fan and I never knew there was a Jr. NBA and a Jr. WNBA. Now I need to find out if there’s a Jr. NBDL and Jr. WNBDL. Is there even a WNBDL? Here’s more about the Jr. NBA and WNBA:

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA are sponsored by Gatorade and Nike and serve existing recreational youth basketball leagues through support programs for players, coaches, parents and officials, according to the program’s Web site. The league strives to promote development, teamwork, sportmanship and positive adult participation to prepare players for success off the court, too.

Just like the big NBA, Jr. NBA players find themselves in bad situations. Just ask 16 year old Jr. NBAer Habeam Wilder.

With his lawyer by his side, a 17-year-old boy surrendered to authorities and was charged with shooting a local Jr. NBA player last Tuesday. Police did not release the juvenile’s name, but said he was charged with attempted murder, aggravated and simple assaults, along with firearms violations for shooting 16-year-old Habeam Wilder in the arm and stomach with a shotgun. Wilder, a local player in the Jr. NBA and honor-roll student, was back at school even as he recovers from gunshot wounds.

Since Habeam seems to be ok, I guess it’s safe to ask.. Was he at a strip club with Stephen Jackson’s nephew, or simply at a late night mansion party with a 17 year old relative of Jayson Williams and the Jr. Globetrotters?

Teen Surrenders in Local Jr. NBA Player Shooting. Courtesy of NBC10.com

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