Michigan High School Basketball Player Collapses And Dies After Scoring His Teams Winning Basket

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Ballers, Congratulations, For the Children

R.I.P. but at least he went out with a bang.

A western Michigan high school basketball player collapsed on the court and later died after making the game-winning shot to cap his team’s perfect season.

Fennville High School basketball player Wes Leonard, 16, died Thursday night, Holland Hospital spokeswoman Deb Patterson said. A cause of death has not yet been determined.

“It’s tough to take in,” Leonard’s teammate Shane Bale, told The Holland Sentinel. “It’s like somebody from your family, you know?”

Paramedics performed CPR on Leonard before he was pronounced dead at the hospital, Patterson said.

Leonard had scored the game-winning layup in a 57-55 win over Bridgman in overtime to cap Fennville’s 20-0 season. He fell to the ground after teammates and fans rushed the court.

“Obviously, in the midst of celebration, I think shocking is exactly the word,” Fennville Superintendent Dirk Weeldreyer told the paper before Leonard’s ambulance left the high school.

Leonard also was a quarterback for the high school football team.

He’s the second Fennville athlete to die in 14 months. Wrestler Nathaniel Hernandez died in January of 2010 after suffering a seizure at home following his participation in a high school wrestling match. He was 14.

This guy rode out for his team til the end, clap for ’em.

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Comments

  • I Am Legend ( Allergic To Darkies)

    damn thats crazy

    • Sally

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      Maybe drugs both athletes somethings wrong.

  • bama

    Something is up at the school.

  • Toy

    @bama i agree. Maybe drugs both athletes somethings wrong.

  • LYRICS

    NOPE NOT CRAZY..GOD IS JUST HAND PICKIN’ HIS SOILDERS B4 HE ENDS THE WORLD!! THINK ABOUT HOW MANY “STRANGE/RARE” DEATHS HAVE OCCURED RECENTLY!!!

    #THINGSTHATMAKEUGOHMMMMMMMMM

  • MissLayDee

    Hmmm…investigations are in order…

  • ~ChynaPeach~

    Either they were on something or everyone shoud stop eating the lunchroom food.

  • It's Me

    sad! RIP

  • kwamikenya

    thats just the way of lord

  • SimplePleasures

    <My prayers go out to this young man and his family. :-(

    About a month ago, a 17 yr old high school student in my state died right after winnning his wrestling match. He shook his coach's hand and then collapsed. It turned out he had an enlarged heart. Perhaps it's time for high school sports physicals to get a little more invasive? This just seems to be happening way too often now.

  • SimplePleasures

    * meant to type that my prayers go out to this young man’s family.

  • troytrojan14

    he died of an enlarged heart :( sad ! R.i.p !

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