Thursday , Apr , 05 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Rice basketball player dies in stabbing

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Jonathan Bailey, a walk-on member of the Rice
basketball team, was killed Thursday morning.

The Houston Chronicle reports Bailey, who turned 22 on Wednesday, was stabbed
to death after a confrontation at a College Station bar. It was there that
Bailey celebrated his birthday with his twin brother.

“Obviously, we are shocked at this tragedy,” Rice head coach Willis Wilson
said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Jonathan’s family. Every member of
our athletics community is grieving at the loss of a teammate and a friend.”

Bailey transferred to Rice for the start of the 2005-06 season from Texas
State University and redshirted. He played in four games for the Owls this
past season, playing a total of 10 minutes. He scored all of his four points
in the Owls opener against Paul Quinn College.

Bailey’s twin, Janson, was also injured and is being treated at a local
hospital. The incident is under investigation.