A 12-year-old hoops star died during an all-star basketball game over the weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitutional reports.
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Jeremy Nelson “was having a heck of a game” according to his coach, Bryan Larrieu, before he pulled up after missing a shot during the Saturday night game. Larrieu took Nelson out of the game. But he slipped in and out of consciousness soon as he sat on the bench. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.
There is no known cause of death at this point.
The 6-foot player was well-respected at Budford Middle School, according to schools superintendent Dr. Geye S. Hamby.