JSU grad, NBA reporter passes away at 48 due to COVID-19 complications

JSU grad, NBA reporter passes away at 48 due to COVID-19 complications
JSU grad, NBA reporter passes away at 48 due to COVID-19 complications (Source: Jackson State University)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson State University graduate and longtime NBA reporter and analyst Sekou Smith has died of COVID-19 complications.

Smith worked for the Clarion-Ledger and wrote for the Indianapolis Star and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, covering the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks after graduating from JSU in 1997.

He was a mainstay on NBA TV’s studio show, “Game Time” and “The Beat.”

He is survived by his wife and 3 children. Sekou Smith was 48-years-old.

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