Sudden death of former University of Incarnate Word basketball player

Officials from UIW confirmed the sudden death of Simi Socks (Photo courtesy UIW)

SAN ANTONIO – Authorities are still investigating the sudden death of a former University of Incarnate Word basketball player.

On Thursday, officials from UIW confirmed the sudden death of Simi Socks.

Socks had been the team’s power forward, and recently graduated with a degree in May.

A spokesperson from the University provided us the written statement below.

“We have learned of the death of UIW graduate Simi Socks,” said a spokesperson from UIW. “We send our prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time. We do not have the details surrounding his death, but we will continue to pray for his family as they deal with this tragedy.”

Details surrounding the 22-year-old’s death still haven’t been released.

Former friends and teammates have been discussing Simi’s death on social media.

Socks was born in Zimbabwe, but graduated high school from the Dallas area.

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