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Former College Basketball Star, NBA Champion Lonnie Shelton Dies

A general view of the Cleveland Cavaliers home court as fire is sprayed into the air.

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 7: A general view of Quicken Loans Arena prior to the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors for Game 4 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs at on May 7, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lonnie Shelton, who played at Oregon State and later was a second round pick in the NBA, passed away on Sunday at the age of 62. Shelton was placed into a medically-induced coma for more than a month, according to the Seattle Times.

Marlon Shelton, Lonnie's son, told the Seattle Times of his father's passing. Lonnie Shelton reportedly suffered a heart attack on May 5.

Shelton played for Oregon State before getting selected by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 1976 NBA Draft. Shelton played two seasons with the Knicks before five seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics.

He won a title with the SuperSonics in 1979. Shelton averaged 12.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2 assists per game during Seattle's run to the title.

He went on to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers before calling it a career in 1986.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Shelton's family and friends.