Brandon Hendricks Wiki – Biography
Brandon Hendricks was a high school basketball star fatally shot in the neck Saturday night— just days after graduating.
Hendricks graduated from James Monroe High School last week and was a star on the school’s basketball team.
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RIP Diddy ❤️ I have so many fond memories of the short time that I spent with Brandon while he was with us on this Earth. He was a charismatic, humble young man. He listened and respected everyone. He was an awesome team mate. Thoughtful, kind and caring. Full of life and positivity. I’ve never met anyone who had anything bad to say about him. He was a remarkable basketball player. Incredible handle and quickness. He was our leader on and off the floor for the past 2 seasons. Just graduated from HS two days ago. His whole life ahead of him…why did he have to be taken from us so soon? I have so many special memories of Brandon that I’ll treasure for ever. Many of them on the court during our countless hours of practice. Many of them in the games. Win or lose we could always count on him to fight and give his best. Some of my fondest memories of Brandon was not on the court but in my Geometry class. Brandon was so inquisitive and intelligent. His questions, thoughtfulness and summaries always moved the class forward. He would bounce around the class helping his classmate until they got it. His effort in class was equal to his effort on the court…why was he taken away so soon? What can we do as a community and a society to prevent our Princes from killing each other so senselessly? I’m pretty certain that the bullets that took Brandon’s life were not meant for him. He wasn’t that kind of a kid. But those bullets should not have been meant for anyone. We need to find a way to get our young brothers to value not just the lives of others, but to value their lives. Two lives were lost last night. Two families will be devastated, and our hearts will be eternally broken. The senseless violence has to stop. We’ve lost a special part of our family. RIP Brandon. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Coach Thompson
“[Brandon] was a charismatic, humble young man. He listened and respected everyone,” the team’s head coach Nigel Thompson wrote on Instagram following the news of Hendricks’ death. “He was an awesome teammate. Thoughtful, kind, and caring. Full of life and positivity. I’ve never met anyone who had anything bad to say about him.”
Hendricks was planning on attending Saint John’s University in the fall. Thompson wrote that the teen not only loved basketball but also academics.
“Some of my fondest memories of Brandon was not on the court but in my Geometry class. Brandon was so inquisitive and intelligent. His questions, thoughtfulness, and summaries always moved the class forward,” Thompson wrote. “He would bounce around the class helping his classmate until they got it. His effort in class was equal to his effort on the court…why was he taken away so soon?”
Hendricks never had any run-ins with police, a senior police official told NBC New York. According to CBS2, he was shot after an argument at a barbecue. No arrests have been made in Hendricks’ death yet and the investigation continues.
Brandon Hendricks Age
Brandon Hendricks was 17th years old.
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Cause of Death
A 17-year-old high school basketball star was fatally shot in the neck Saturday night— just days after graduating.
Shortly before midnight, New York City police responded to a shooting in the Bronx where they discovered 17-year-old Brandon Hendricks suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck, the NYPD confirms.
Hendricks was transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries, according to the NYPD’s statement.
He was found with a gunshot wound to his neck before being rushed to the local hospital and being pronounced dead.
No arrests have been made relating to the shooting.
The James Monroe Basketball program released a statement from head coach Thompson on Hendricks’ death on social media.
The innocent Bronx basketball phenom gunned down Sunday night used his dying breaths to ask a friend to “call my mom,” one of his teammates told The Post Monday.
Brandon Hendricks, 17, was at a birthday party in Morris Heights with friends when shots rang out, pal Hammad Singleton said as he described his friend’s final moments.
“In the blink of an eye, I and my friends are running away,” Singleton, 18, said. “I turn around and he told me, ‘I got hit,’ and I just saw it.”
“I grabbed him and said we can’t stop right here because there are more shots going off,” he said. “He stopped at the steps and we sat him down. He started wobbling. So, I sat him down. My friends took off his shirt and I’m holding that for him. I’m talking to him: ‘You’re good bro, you’re good?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, I’m okay, I’m okay.’”
“He’s trying to smile. He’s trying to talk to me: ‘I’m good, I’m good,’” recalled Singleton, who goes by the nickname Bam. “He said, ‘Yo, Bam, I love you. Call my mom.’”
“He just closed his eyes,” Singleton said. “He didn’t say anything else after that. That was it.”