CHICAGO, IL - Former USM Basketball player Johnathan Mills was shot and killed in Chicago Sunday night, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Chicago native played at Southern Miss for two seasons from 2011-2013, earning accolades including All-Conference USA.
His former coach at Southern Miss, Donnie Tyndall, once called him "the toughest kid" he has ever coached.
Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis released a statement through the USM website.
The statement reads:
Mills was known for his tenacious rebounding on the court becoming the 27th Golden Eagle ever to grab over 500 rebounds in his career.
Johnathan Mills was 26 years old.