High school basketball star collapses and dies during game

- A top high school basketball player from Charlotte collapsed and died Saturday night during a Nike Elite Youth Basketball League in Virginia, the Charlotte Observer reported. 

James Hampton, a senior at Liberty Heights Athletic Institute in Charlotte, played for Team United, an AAU program.

According to CBS News, Hampton collapsed in the second half while playing against Nike Phamily, a team run by Marvin Bagley, Jr., the son of former Duke star Marvin Bagley III. 

Davis said right before Hampton fell, her said “Hey ref” while looking at an official. Davis told the Charlotte Observer that Hampton had suffered seizures in the past.

The team will finish the tournament Sunday in Hampton’s honor.

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