Davidson died on Wednesday. The Journal on Thursday did not have details on how.
His father, Clifton, who was Elijah’s coach at Bosque School, posted a message on Facebook on Wednesday and said he wrote it with a “broken heart.”
“Our beloved and precious son, Elijah Davidson, passed away early today. … (We) are grieving and struggling through this terrible day.”
The 6-foot-4 Davidson’s hometown is Rio Rancho.
“We know that he was loved by many of you and you will be impacted by this news,” a Davidson family statement read. “Our hearts are with you as we know yours are with us.”
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Davidson was a first-team, all-state player in his final two seasons with the Bobcats, and averaged 26 points a game as Bosque School defeated Sandia Prep in the championship game two years ago.
Last season at Western Colorado, Davidson, a freshman, started 18 games and averaged 7.1 points and 8.2 rebounds.
AMAZING Human Being! BEAUTIFUL Human Being! We’re sending all our LOVE & PRAYERS to the Davidson Family. https://t.co/7llKJlfdAz
— Charles Ashley III (@cashthe3rd) March 25, 2022
Former Bosque School boys coach Charles Ashley posted a reaction on Twitter, The first portion of his message read:
“AMAZING Human Being! BEAUTIFUL Human Being!”