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A 17-Year-Old California High School Basketball Star Is Reportedly Brain-Dead …

According to KTLA news, 17-year-old Chino Hills High School senior basketball star, Nnamdi Okongwu, is brain-dead after suffering a severe head injury in a skateboarding accident. The incident occurred Tuesday, and reports differed as Chino Hills High School assistant coach Mel Sims told KTLA that family members stated Okongwu was brain-dead and on life support, while head coach Steve Baik relayed to the Los Angeles Times that he had died. The 6-foot-9-inch senior was set to attend Loyola Marymount University on a scholarship. 

These posts appeared on Okongwu’s instagram this morning:

[via KTLA]

Article source: http://www.complex.com/sports/2014/07/17-year-old-high-school-basketball-star-brain-dead-skateboarding-accident

Chino Hills High School Basketball Player, 17, Dead After Skateboarding Incident

A 17-year-old Chino Hills High School basketball star sustained major injuries after a skateboarding incident and later died, according to his assistant coach. Nnamdi Okongwu, 17, suffered a severe brain injury after a July 15, 2014, skateboarding incident. (Credit: Okongwu’s … read more