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Ohio high school basketball player dies after collapsing

Associated Press

WESTERVILLE, OHIO: Family and friends are mourning a 17-year-old high school basketball player who collapsed and died following a team practice in central Ohio.

Christopher Randolph, a junior at Westerville South in suburban Columbus, died at a hospital after collapsing Wednesday night. Nobody can say yet what happened, and an autopsy is planned.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Randolph made the junior varsity team this year and coaches said he was on his way to being a starter.

Varsity coach Ed Calo said nothing on Randolph’s team medical forms indicated a problem. He had gone through practices and camps all year.

Randolph was born in Maryland and moved with his brother and mother to Ohio about nine years ago.


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