Before a showcase game on Tuesday (August 7), NBA star Steph Curry spoke about the 18-year-old recent high school graduate. The showcase game, held for young Bay Area athletes at the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, was live-streamed on Curry’s Facebook page, where he encouraged his audience to donate to Wilson’s family.
“Everybody who’s watching at home on the live stream on Facebook, please hit the ‘Donate’ button,” Curry said. “Everything that is donated today — all the proceeds 100 percent — will go to Nia Wilson’s family.”
Steph Curry was able to help raise more than $21,000 for the Wilson family.
Nia and her sister were traveling on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train when a man with a knife brutally attacked them, killing Nia. A white male by the name of John Lee Cowell was quickly identified after the Sunday night attack from surveillance videos and was arrested aboard another BART train Monday evening after an anonymous tip, BART police Chief Carlos Rojas said at a news conference.
Although police and prosecutors have not formally said that race played a role in the killing of Wilson, many are certain that this was a racially motivated attack.