Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Nigerian Student Dies At His School In The U.S During A Basketball Game

A 25-year-old Bluefield State student-athlete died at a local hospital on Monday night after collapsing following a pick-up basketball game.

Oritsetimeyin Amatossero-Keke, a 2nd year student from Lagos, Nigeria, died from unknown causes after leaning over to tie his shoes, following an open gym session at Bluefield High School.

He was transported by car to Bluefield Regional Medical Center, where doctors did an outstanding job, but couldn't be revived. Amatossero-Keke was an outstanding student with the highest grade point average on his team

Officials said Timeyin was sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria and had a passion for the school's basketball program and his teammates.

The following was posted to the Big Blues Men's Basketball Facebook page: It is with a heavy heart this morning that we ask for prayers for our basketball and athletic family. Last night we tragically lost one of our very own. Timeyin Amatossero-KeKe. Timeyin was sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria and had a passion for our program and his teammates. Timeyin had a strong mind and just wanted a chance to play collegiate basketball. We ask that at this time you all keep his family and our student-athletes in your thoughts as we deal with this difficult time. Thank you.

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