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Legendary College Basketball Writer Asking For Prayers After Suffering Heart Attack

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One of the most-iconic college basketball writers of all-time is asking for prayers after reportedly suffering a heart attack last week.

Jim O'Connell, the national college basketball writer for The Associated Press since 1987, reportedly suffered a heart attack last week. He is reportedly "struggling" and his family is asking for prayers for him and his wife.

Our thoughts are with him and his family.

O'Connell is extremely highly thought of in the college basketball world. Several prominent names have tweeted out their thoughts.

Our thoughts and prayers are with O'Connell and his family. Hopefully he can make a full recovery.