Tragic news. Just terrible. Sending him my prayers.
The silver lining is he is going to make a lot of money one day in the NBA and be able to buy his family a beautiful new home and an outstanding man like himself is going to deserve every penny of that check. Rooting for him hard.
The NCAA allows this if the school sets it up and is used for "disaster" purposes. Not sure a home fire qualifies and any excess cash is to be given to charity. If they had home insurance, there might not be too much that would end up going to JJJ but if (for example) it was a flood from a hurricane (which usually isnt covered by insurance), that fact pattern might fit better for a NCAA approved GoFundMe.