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A College Basketball Player Died At 21 During Pickup Game

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A college basketball player has died at the age of 21 after collapsing during a pickup game over the weekend.

Chelby Frazier, a would-be senior guard for Robert Morris, passed away on Sunday.

The guard reportedly collapsed shortly after a pickup game ended.

From the Chicago Tribune:

According to childhood friend D’Quan Applewhite, Frazier was playing basketball Sunday with college friends at Thornton and suddenly collapsed. Efforts to resuscitate Frazier proved unsuccessful.

Applewhite wasn’t at the open gym — he was at school preparing for his senior year at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. He talked to a friend who was in the gym when Frazier collapsed.

“They finished the game and everybody was shaking hands,” Applewhite said. “Everybody started walking off and he collapsed. Everything was fine up until that point.”

Frazier averaged 14 points and 1.9 steals a game last season.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. May he rest in peace.