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    Default High School Basketball Star Dies After Winning Shot

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

    Holland Hospital spokeswoman Deb Patterson says 16-year-old Fennville High School basketball player Wes Leonard died Thursday night. An autopsy will be conducted to determine a cause of death.

    Patterson says paramedics performed CPR on Leonard before he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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

    Immediately after the game, dozens of classmates, friends and family members posted on Facebook, asking for prayers and support, Fox17.com reported.

    According to the website, the final Facebook posting from the standout athlete was Wednesday night when he posted, "Got a good long shower...ready for bed and game tomorrow!"

    The newspaper says Leonard was also a quarterback on the high school football team.

    http://www.fox17online.com/news/fox1...,0,29160.story
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    I think I saw this on 'Columbo' once.







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    Damn, that sucks. Only the good die young.

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    That is so sad.
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    they are saying that he had an enlarged heart, and that he had suffered from some flu like symptoms

    between the enlarged heart and Marfans syndrome....both of which we have seen cited in the cause of death of young athletes, one would think that at least some of these deaths could be prevented by screening for them


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    Too young to die. There's a part of me though that can't help but think that in the grand scheme of things that's not a bad way to go. Nailing the game winner on your final breath to finish a perfect season. Nice parting shot kid. RIP
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    Scored their last four points.

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    Very Sad, thoughts to his family and friends.

    High school athletes should be given more proper physical exams that should include an EKG. Hard to detect something like that without having an ultra sound, maybe that should be required as well?
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