Basketball star who died from gun violence honored at high school in Parkchester

Darius Lee, the young, Division 1 basketball star was honored by his former coach, family and teammates at his high school, St. Raymond, prior to tip-off against Iona Prep.

News 12 Staff

Dec 4, 2022, 3:14 AM

Updated 586 days ago

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A Parkchester high school honored Saturday a young basketball star who died as a result of gun violence back in June.
Darius Lee, the young, Division 1 basketball star was honored by his former coach, family and teammates at his high school, St. Raymond, prior to tip-off against Iona Prep.
Lee's legacy is one that former coach Jorge Lopez said is one of a kind.
"He just always knew how to make people feel good about themselves, and it was always about them, it was never about him," Lopez said.
After high school, Lee took his basketball career and education to Houston Baptist University. He was studying sports management and was supposed to be getting his degree later this month.
To honor Lee's legacy, his family established the DLee23 Foundation with a mission to give opportunities to youth and college-bound athletes in basketball, sports medicine and sports management.


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