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DSWC 03-05-2011 03:06 AM

High School player hits winning shot, then collapses and dies :(
Sad, sad story...



Tragedy struck Western Michigan on Thursday night when Fennville (Mich.) High basketball star Wes Leonard hit a game-winning shot in a 57-55, overtime victory over Bridgman (Mich.) High, then collapsed on the court while celebrating the victory and was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly thereafter.

Making matters even more disorienting for Fennville fans were the events that transpired just before Leonard's death. The junior -- who was also the quarterback of the school's football team last fall -- not only hit the winning shot in the team's final regular-season game, but by doing so he also ensured that the Blackhawks would finish with a perfect, 20-0 record.
Watch the video on the bottom, some really touching things said by his coach, and it's actually pretty tough to watch him tear up. I had to watch the video in sections, but you can just see the emotion, especially at 2:45 where he says he wishes he could trade places with him. I also really love the show of solidarity by the teammates at the end of the video.

-How fragile is the flame that burns within us all, to light each passing day.


fancylad 03-05-2011 10:41 AM

that's crazy.

Acie 03-05-2011 10:49 AM

So unfair...

RaptorsandBuckeye FaN 03-05-2011 12:07 PM

Very sad. Heard it on the news yesterday.

RaptorsandBuckeye FaN 05-15-2011 10:20 AM

Wes Leonard Videos - ESPN

Video ESPN did yesterday. 16min long. Good video.

Superjudge 05-15-2011 11:42 AM

not to seem callous, but as sad as this story is, people die everyday.

It brings me back to the year I was all over Bo kimble and Hank Gathers. Hank had a massive Ally oop then collapsed at center court and died. Bo brought their team far into the final 4 that year and shot every free throw with his left hand to honour his fallen friend. Quite an amazing story.

all very sad.

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