Former UCLA Basketball Player Jalen Hill, 22, Reportedly Dies


Former UCLA forward Jalen Hill has died, Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times reports. Josh Giles, Hill’s former high school coach, confirmed the news to Bolch.

“To hear something like this is next-level devastating,” Giles said.

According to Jeff Goodman, Hill went missing while in Costa Rica and there are limited details surrounding his death. 

Hill spent four years with the Bruins from 2017 to 2021, redshirting his first year but playing in the next three. His best season came in the 2019-20 campaign, when he started in 25 games for UCLA and averaged nine 9.0 points and 6.9 rebounds a game. In total, he averaged 6.5 points and 6.4 rebounds for the Bruins over 77 games.

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