College basketball player collapses after game, dies

August 30, 2018 GMT

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a basketball player at a West Virginia college who died had just finished a pickup game when he collapsed.

Bluefield State College Athletic Director John Lewis tells news outlets that 24-year-old Timeyin Amatosero-Keke (tih-MAYN’ ah-mah-toe-SEHR’-oh-KE’-KE’) died Monday night. Lewis says an athletic trainer told him Amatosero-Keke, of Lagos, Nigeria, was packing up to leave a pickup game session at a high school when he collapsed.

Lewis says Amatosero-Keke was taken to a hospital and died. His cause of death is unclear.

Amatosero-Keke was a transfer student majoring in civil engineering and technology at the school. This was his second year at Bluefield State.

College President Marsha Krotseng said a vigil was held Tuesday. Krotseng says counseling is available this week for students, faculty and staff.