Iona Signee Michael Haynes Shot And Killed In Chicago

Incoming Iona basketball player Michael Haynes was shot and killed on Thursday.

Iona College basketball recruit Michael Haynes was shot and killed Thursday during an altercation in Chicago.

Police said the 22-year-old Haynes was shot three times, including once in the chest. Kandice Blouin, Haynes' cousin, said the altercation was over a stolen necklace. Blouin said there was a shoving match between several men, and Haynes reportedly pushed one man, who then pulled out a gun and shot him.

Steve Dockery, who coached Haynes as a high school freshman, told the Chicago Sun Times he was devastated upon hearing the news.

"When I got the news I was devastated. I was hurt," said Steve Dockery, who coached Haynes at Corliss. "I don't know what's going on anymore.

"I know he had just signed with Iona. He talked with my son [former Duke player Sean Dockery] last week and Sean told him he should get out of Chicago as soon as he could."

Haynes committed to Iona College in May and was just a few weeks from beginning school. He signed with Texas El Paso out of prep school, but never played for the Miners.

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