— Oklahoma State says junior college transfer Tyrek Coger has
died after collapsing following a basketball team workout.
The school said
Thursday that the 21-year-old forward was pronounced dead at
Stillwater Medical Center. Oklahoma State plans to release more
details Friday about the death. The Stillwater NewsPress reports (http://bit.ly/29R36QY
) that emergency crews responded to a heat exhaustion call at
Boone Pickens Stadium on Thursday.
Raleigh, North Carolina, played last season for Cape Fear
Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. The 6-foot-8
player had initially signed with Ole Miss last fall but opted for
Oklahoma State after the Southeastern Conference ruled he was
ineligible because of rules on junior college transfers.
Brad Underwood says Coger's death is "like losing a member of