Report: Three basketball players arrested by LSU police for shooting paintballs at pedestrian

By Cody Worsham | Tiger Rag Editor

Campus police arrested a trio of Tiger basketball players for shooting paintballs at pedestrians, according to a report by

Sophomore Wayde Sims and freshmen Galen Alexander and Mayan Kiir were issued summons and released after LSUPD responded to a report of a person being struck with paintballs while passing by the Music and Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple. The incident occurred on June 16, the report says.

“I’m aware of the situation and we are dealing with the matter internally,” head coach Will Wade told Tiger Rag in a statement. I’m extremely disappointed in these players and the poor judgement they used. This is no way to represent LSU or our basketball program. They have a clear understanding of what our expectations are as a program both on and off the court.”

Sims, a Baton Rouge native and University High School alum, appeared in 31 games last year, with five starts. In 19 minutes per game, the 6-foot-6 swing man averaged 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, shooting 50 percent from the field and 41 percent from deep.

Kiir, a 6-foot-10, four-star IMG Academy product, committed to Wade at VCU and followed him to LSU. Alexander signed with LSU in November as a part of Johnny Jones’ recruiting class. The four-star wing from Lafayette Christian stayed with LSU upon Wade’s hire and is still rehabbing from a knee injury suffered his senior season.

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