Former NBA star Brandon Roy reportedly shot while protecting kids

Roy reportedly is recuperating in Washington state after being treated in Southern California. The severity of his injuries was not immediately disclosed.

Former NBA player Brandon Roy was injured in a weekend shooting in the Los Angeles area, Seattle television station KING reported late Tuesday.

USA Today reported Roy was shot in the leg while standing outside his grandmother's house near L.A. KING reported Roy was an innocent bystander in what was determined to be a gang-related shooting at an outdoor gathering. USA Today reported Roy shielded children who were in the area.

Roy was treated in Southern California but returned to his home state of Washington to recuperate, KING reported. The station also reported Roy is expected to make a full recovery.

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Roy played six seasons in the NBA with the Trail Blazers and Timberwolves from 2006-13. He was named the league's Rookie of the Year in 2007. Knee injuries cut short a promising career.

He is now the head basketball coach at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, where he went undefeated this past season coaching top collegiate recruit Michael Porter Jr.

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