A high school All-America basketball player in Nevada was shot multiple times last weekend at a house party in Las Vegas. Aaliyah Gayles, 18, a senior committed to play at the University of Southern California, was one of four people injured at the gathering.
According to her father, she was shot ten times.
This week, her father took to Twitter and showed his daughter in a hospital bed recovering from multiple surgeries.
“Aaliyah is one of the strongest, most resilient young people I have ever known,” USC coach Lindsay Gottlieb said. “I have no doubt she will continue to face this unfathomable situation with courage and resolve. We will continue to support her and her parents in every way that we possibly can.”
Of the four victims in the shooting, which included two minors, only one was listed in “serious” condition after she suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her lower body. Police say Gayles’ head and torso were not targeted in the incident.
Gayles, a 5-foot-9-inch point guard, is third-best among all players at her position in the Class of 2022, according to ESPN.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.