The university confirmed that the basketball player was shot and killed at a gathering in New York.

He was young at the time.

The shooting took place at a barbeque in Harlem.

Nine people were found with gunshot wounds when cops arrived on the scene.

Lee, who was identified by Houston Baptist as one of the seven injured males, was taken to a nearby hospital after he was shot in the chest. Cops say he died there.

There was a firearm recovered at the scene of the shooting, but no further information was given. Cops are still investigating and haven't made any arrests.

The men's basketball head coach at Houston Baptist called Lee a "remarkable young man" after he died.

We are in shock and can't believe it. My heart goes out to his family and his basketball team. We don't find solace in knowing where he is. We know that he is in the care of Jesus. We will see him again in the future.

Lee was Houston Baptist's leading scorer and rebounder last year. The student was expected to graduate in December.

He was a better person than he was a basketball player. Right now, I can't think of a sport. I can't think of a better light to have on when he was here. He was a pleasure to work with and we loved him.

It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye.