Two high school basketball players die suddenly on the same night

Two communities are mourning the sudden deaths of two high school basketball players who collapsed and died on the same night.

Devonte Mumphrey, a student at Alto High School, in Texas, collapsed during the second quarter of a basketball game against Mount Enterprise on Tuesday.

Attempts to revive the athlete were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital, MSN News reports.

The Alto Independent School District released a statement on its Facebook page, calling Mumphrey’s death a “tragic loss” and providing “Grief counselors and local pastors” for students and staff.

Mumphrey was the second basketball player to collapse and die suddenly during a game on Tuesday.

Cameran Wheatley, a 17-year-old senior at Breman High School in Midlothian, Ill., traveled to Chicago with the basketball team for a game against Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, ABC7 reported.

Cameran collapsed during the game and was immediately transported to Christ Hospital, with an EMT performing CPR, but he was pronounced dead.

Students learned about his tragic death from their teachers Wednesday.

“He worked hard at basketball. I feel bad for him cause he’s only 17,” said Joey Chicocki, a student.

“We are extremely saddened by the loss of our student-athlete,” Breman High School’s principal said in a statement. “He has been a great role-model in every sense and he will be missed.”

Both families told reporters the teenagers did not have pre-existing medical conditions.




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