One of the stars of Indiana's 1987 national championship team has passed away.
Daryl Thomas, a starting power forward for the Hoosiers the last time they cut down the nets, has tied of an apparent heart attack. Thomas was 52.
He had been the head coach at Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic for three seasons. The Montini Catholic Twitter account announced the heartbreaking news.
Thomas was a McDonald's All-American at St. Joseph's High School in Westchester, Illinois before arriving at IU. He scored 1,095 points and grabbed 419 rebounds in four seasons with the Hoosiers.
As a senior, Thomas was second on the team in scoring (15.7 ppg) and rebounding (5.7 rpg) for Indiana. He scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Hoosiers' national title win over Syracuse.
He was a sixth round pick of the Sacramento Kings in the 1987 NBA Draft.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Thomas' family and friends.