Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond honors Sandy Hook shooting victims during game vs. Trail Blazers
Emerging NBA star Andre Drummond honored the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting as his Detroit Pistons hosted the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Twenty children and six adults died in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, and just over a year after the massacre, the Pistons big man took the court with all the victims’ names written on his shoes.
The tragedy hit pretty close to home for the 20-year-old star, who played his college ball at Connecticut — whose campus is just over an hour drive from Newtown.
Mashable reports he also donated his jersey after the game to Sandy Hook.
The Pistons lost a heartbreaker 111-109 in overtime to the Blazers, but Drummond’s tribute to the Sandy Hook victims is a memory that won’t soon go away for the school’s students and staff.