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Amon Da'Shun Diamonte Rice

Age 17

Hopkins, South Carolina

A bubbly basketballer no longer here

No matter who he was playing, he wore his Diamond-Hornet basketball jersey with pride. He was a bubbly player, always striving to get that point, that rebound, that correct dribble.

The student at Lower Richland High School in South Carolina has his own account on MaxPreps, a website tracking high school sports statistics for “hometown heroes.”

On May 10, 2018, Amon Da'Shun Diamonte Rice, 17, was trying to settle a fight in a church parking lot, his mother said, when he was shot in the upper body. He died two days later.

By Nancy Bowne · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings

Brandon Nathan Tyson

Friday night lights end in tragedy

Tyron Cherez George

His beloved Air Jordans rest, unworn