Jackson Vroman killed? Former NBA Player Vroman Dies In Tragic Car Accident At “Age 34”

Jackson Vroman killed? Former NBA Player Dies In Tragic Car Accident At Age 34

Jackson Vroman was killed after a car crash, the Phoenix Suns confirmed via Twitter on Monday, June 29. He was 34.

Jackson Vroman is the son of professional basketball player Brett Vroman, who played for the Utah Jazz in 1980-81. Jackson Vroman had become a Lebanese citizen. Initial reports indicated that Vroman had been killed in a car crash after the Lebanese National Team posted Monday on Twitter: “We sadly announce the death of former Lebanese national team player Jackson Vroman in a tragic car accident.”

Jackson Vroman, a native of Bountiful, signed with Iowa State in 2002 after an All-American junior college career at Snow College.

The 6-foot-10, 220-pound Vroman earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors and the Big 12 All-Newcomer team as a junior and second-team all-conference accolades.

Jackson Vromans career 9.5 rpg average ranks ninth all-time in school history and his 55.8 percent clip from the field ranks third.

Following graduation, Vroman was the 31st pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. He played two seasons with the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Hornets. He continued to play professionally overseas until 2014.

The Suns also made a statement Monday: “We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Jackson Vroman. Our thoughts are with his family during this time.”

  • Gatekeeper

    R.I.P. But why are all of the other sites reporting that he was found unconscious in his swimming pool & this one says that he died in a car accident? That’s quite a discrepancy…