Jackson Vroman, a Lebanese basketball player who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2004, was found dead in a pool at his Los Angeles home Monday, the Des Moines Register reports. He was 34.
Born in Bountiful, Utah, Vroman was the son of Brett Vroman, also a former NBA player who was a member of the Utah Jazz in the early 1980s. After being drafted by the Bulls, Vroman went on to play for the Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets.
Several early reports, including a tweet from the Lebanese national basketball team, erroneously reported that Vroman was killed in a car crash. His death was also confirmed by the Phoenix Suns on Twitter.
We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Jackson Vroman. Our thoughts are with his family during this time. pic.twitter.com/wdFemmQkdV— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 29, 2015
After his NBA career, Vroman played professional basketball in Spain, China, South Korea and the Philippines until 2014.