Class of 2019 basketball awaiting collapses, dies during tournament
May 28, 2018 - Basketballs
A actor for a North Carolina girl basketball group collapsed on a justice during a contest in Virginia and died.
James Hampton played for Team United out of Charlotte, North Carolina, and was during a Nike Elite Youth Basketball League eventuality in Hampton, Virginia.
Team United executive Jacoby Davis told The Charlotte Observer that Hampton, who suffered seizures in a past, was using and incited to contend something to a arbitrate Saturday night when he collapsed in a second half.
Davis says paramedics did chest compressions on a justice before Hampton was taken to a hospital, where he was conspicuous dead.
“It’s tough to even explain,” Davis told a newspaper. “To have a child in your module with so most life — that’s only a kind of child he was. He was always happy. For something like this to happen, we can’t even explain it. And to have to speak to a primogenitor not even in city and tell him that his son has died, well, that’s some-more devastating.”
Team United was personification opposite Nike Phamily, a group run by Marvin Bagley Jr., a father of Marvin Bagley III. The group expelled a statement.
Deepest condolences for a immature male and his family. No words… 😪
— Nike Phamily EYBL™ (@PhxPhamily) May 27, 2018
Scottie Pippen, whose son was personification in a contest for another team, was during a eventuality and also voiced his grief on amicable media.
Emotional day during Nike EYBL in Virginia after a flitting of James Hampton. My thoughts go out to a immature man’s family, friends and teammates. RIP, James. 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/E2fhTIHCqA
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) May 27, 2018
The 17-year-old went to private Liberty Heights propagandize in Charlotte and was scheduled to connoisseur high propagandize subsequent year.
Davis pronounced that Hampton’s group will finish a contest Sunday to respect their teammate.
“They wish to play Sunday,” Davis said. “They unequivocally wish to finish it up. The coaches are only ripped adult right now, so it’s going to be tough, though it’s what a kids wish to do.”
Information from a Associated Press was used in this report.