High School Basketball Player Collapses, Dies

GREENSBORO, N.C. (February 20, 2013)—Josh Level, a high school basketball player at a private school in Greensboro, N.C., died after collapsing during a game Tuesday night.

The junior, of New Garden Friends, collapsed with about 3 minutes left during Tuesday night's game at Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem.

Lore Fariss, New Garden Friends' director of advancement, said Level was taken to the Brenner Children's Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he later died.

The cause of death hasn’t been determined, Fariss said.

Funeral arrangements were pending Wednesday.

Level, a 6-foot-5 guard, had drawn recruiting interest from Division I schools.

Fariss described Level as "fun-loving" and "grounded," calling him "a pretty special kid."

Counselors were at the school Wednesday to talk with students.

New Garden Friends is a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade Quaker school founded in 1971.


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