View Full Version : another 16 yr old b-baller dies during timeout

03-14-2011, 03:11 PM
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McALLEN, Texas -- A South Texas high school basketball player died after collapsing during a timeout at a tournament in Austin, coaches said.

Roma High School junior Robert Garza, 16, was playing in the AAU tournament on Saturday with the Hoopsters, a South Texas club team, when he collapsed without any warning.

"It's unexplainable. He got a glass of water. He 'high-fived' Pablo Adame [a Hoopster teammate] and then it just happened. He collapsed," Hoopster coach Arnold Martinez told The Monitor of McAllen.

The cause of death was not yet known, Martinez said.

"During pregame warm-ups, he was dunking the ball and laughing with his teammates. Everything looked good," he told the newspaper.

Paramedics administered CPR, but Garza was pronounced dead at Austin's Brackenridge Hospital just more than an hour later, said Abelardo Escobar, Garza's high school coach. An autopsy was planned.

03-14-2011, 08:22 PM
Holy ****.