Former SSU Basketball Player Killed In SC
Former Savannah State basketball player Adam Saeed was shot and killed at approximately 8 p.m. on February 28, 2021at a residence on Stevic Court in Lady’s Island, South Carolina.
According to a press release by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, when their deputies arrived at the scene, deputies located Saeed, who was already deceased as a result of apparent gunshot wounds.
Two other adults were wounded in the shooting. One was treated and released from Beaufort Memorial Hospital; the other was in stable condition but remains hospitalized.
The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office advised that a forensic autopsy was scheduled for March 2, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
In a social media post by his father, Saeed died three days before his 23rd birthday.
Saeed played at SSU during the 2018-19 season. The Chicago native who had relocated to Roswell, Georgia, came off the bench and scored a career-high 24 points in November 2018 as the Tigers defeated Tennessee Tech 97.83. In that contest, the 6-foot-6 guard played 23 minutes and made 9 of 14 shots from the field and all four of his free throw attempts in addition to grabbing five rebounds and getting two steals.
For the 2018-19 season, Saeed started five of the 27 games he played in. He made 48 percent of his shots from the field while averaged 14.7 minutes, 4 points and 2.1 rebounds while collecting 13 assists, 14 steals and 10 rebounds.
Before coming to SSU, Saeed played on the junior college circuit at Shawnee Community College. During his sophomore year at Shawnee, he played in 29 games and averaged 10.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Funeral services were held March 9 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Chjcago.
Investigators continue to look into the shooting death of Saeed. Anyone who has information is asked to contact Cpl. Dario Sosa at 843-255-3435 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111, if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.
Pelote Earns All Conference Honors
Catawba freshman guard and Savannah native Bernard Pelote earned postseason men’s basketball honors from the South Atlantic Conference, garnering a spot on the All-Freshman Team.
The former Woodville Tompkins standout was key to Catawba’s late season success. He finished the year averaging 7.4 points a game, but averaged 16 points a game over the final five contests and posted two double-doubles. Pelote added 3.3 rebounds a game with nearly eight a game over the final five of the season.
In the first round of the SAC tournament, the 6-foot-8 forward made 10- of-16 shots from the field for a career-high 26 points. He also knocked down 5-of-10 from behind the arc.
Pelote is the son of Latrelle Washington and Bernard Pelote.