A 17-year-old high school basketball star who was set to attend St. John’s University in the fall was fatally shot in the Bronx late Sunday amid a recent spate in shootings citywide, cops said.

Brandon Hendricks, 17, who graduated from James Monroe High School last week, was gunned down just before midnight on Davidson Avenue near West 176th Street in Morris Heights.

The teen was headed to St. John’s University in Queens on an athletic scholarship this fall, a high-ranking law enforcement source said.

Hendricks’ basketball coach took to Instagram early Monday, calling him a “charismatic, humble young man.”

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RIP Diddy ❤️ I have so many fond memories of the short time that I spent with Brandon while he was with us on this Earth. He was a charismatic, humble young man. He listened and respected everyone. He was an awesome team mate. Thoughtful, kind and caring. Full of life and positivity. I’ve never met anyone who had anything bad to say about him. He was a remarkable basketball player. Incredible handle and quickness. He was our leader on and off the floor for the past 2 seasons. Just graduated from HS two days ago. His whole life ahead of him…why did he have to be taken from us so soon? I have so many special memories of Brandon that I’ll treasure for ever. Many of them on the court during our countless hours of practice. Many of them in the games. Win or lose we could always count on him to fight and give his best. Some of my fondest memories of Brandon was not on the court but in my Geometry class. Brandon was so inquisitive and intelligent. His questions, thoughtfulness and summaries always moved the class forward. He would bounce around the class helping his classmate until they got it. His effort in class was equal to his effort on the court…why was he taken away so soon? What can we do as a community and a society to prevent our Princes from killing each other so senselessly? I’m pretty certain that the bullets that took Brandon’s life were not meant for him. He wasn’t that kind of a kid. But those bullets should not have been meant for anyone. We need to find a way to get our young brothers to value not just the lives of others, but to value their lives. Two lives were lost last night. Two families will be devastated, and our hearts will be eternally broken. The senseless violence has to stop. We’ve lost a special part of our family. RIP Brandon. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Coach Thompson

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He was a “remarkable basketball player” but also “inquisitive and intelligent in the classroom,” the coach wrote.

“I’m pretty certain that the bullets that took Brandon’s life were not meant for him,” the coach added. “He wasn’t that kind of a kid. But those bullets should not have been meant for anyone. We need to find a way to get our young brothers to value not just the lives of others, but to value their lives. Two lives were lost last night.”

Last week, 65 shootings were reported citywide — more than doubling the 26 reported during the same period last year, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a Monday morning NY1 interview.

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