Former UCLA basketball player Jalen Hill dies at 22

The UCLA community mourns the loss of one of their own.

The family of the former UCLA basketball player Jalen Hill announced that he had died. He was 22 years old.

“We know that Jalen has played a role in so many people’s lives,” the family shared on Instagram on Sept. 20. “We also recognize the role so many of you played in his. As we try to navigate this devastating time in our lives, we ask that you please give us time to grieve. Keep us in your thoughts. and your prayers.

Although Hill’s family has not released the cause of his death, the Los Angeles Times reports family confirmed to Hill’s high school coach Josh Gilles that he died after having recently disappeared in Costa Rica. No other details were disclosed.

Hill played with the Bruins from 2017 to 2021. Midway through his final season with the team, Hill announced he would be stepping away from basketball for good, citing mental health reasons he quit. the UCLA program.


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