James Hampton, a Class of 2019 basketball prospect, collapses and dies during a Nike EYBL event
May 27, 2018 - Basketballs
James Hampton, a Class of 2019 basketball awaiting who attended high propagandize in Charlotte, collapsed and died on a justice during a diversion Saturday night while personification for Team United in a Nike Elite Youth Basketball League eventuality in Virginia.
He was 17 years old.
“It’s tough to even explain,” Team United executive Jacoby Davis told The Charlotte Observer late Saturday. “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.”
Hampton collapsed during a second half of a diversion opposite a Phoenix-based group run by Marvin Bagley Jr., a father of former Duke star and destiny lottery collect Marvin Bagley III. According to Davis, Hampton was using and looking during an central when he pronounced “Hey ref,” and afterwards fell.
“He only fell down on a floor,” Davis said. “He had seizures a year ago — and we remember [one of a Team United coaches] revelation me that, ‘I saw his eyes rolling behind in his head.’ we ran on a justice meditative he was carrying a seizure. A tutor came over and pronounced he didn’t know what was wrong. Another tutor checked his pulse. He pronounced he didn’t have a pulse. It got crazy after that.”
Team United is approaching to play as scheduled Sunday.
“[The players] wish to play,” Davis said. “They unequivocally wish to finish it up. The coaches are only ripped adult right now. So it’s going to be tough. But it’s what a kids wish to do.”