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Sport Reports: Former college basketball players David Edwards, Lee Green die from coronavirus

14:18  24 march  2020
14:18  24 march  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Two former college basketball players die, reportedly of coronavirus . Lee Green (shown in a 1994 game) played on two of St. John's NCAA tournament “This coronavirus has hit me in the heart. Dave was one of the fiercest competitors and best point guards that I've ever met. Nearly unstoppable.

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Former Texas A&M standout David Edwards and former St. John's player Lee Green died Monday following battles with the novel coronavirus, according to reports. 

a close up of a basketball game: A general view of a basketball on the court during a stoppage in play. © Jeremy Brevard, USA TODAY Sports A general view of a basketball on the court during a stoppage in play.

Edwards' death was confirmed to the Dallas Morning News by a Texas A&M spokesperson. His former teammate, Charles Henderson, indicated on Facebook that Edwards had died from COVID-19, writing "This coronavirus has hit me in the heart. We need to find a vaccine." 

Green's death from coronavirus was reported to the New York Post via former St. John's teammate Lamont Middleton and confirmed by the program's director of sports medicine.

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Former Madrid president Sanz died at the age of 76 on Saturday due to coronavirus . 'The circumstances in which we find ourselves are cruel in that The decisions to suspend follows players and staff becoming affected by the virus, or individuals self-isolating as a precaution after reporting

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“It’s just a terrible thing that happened to him,” Brian Mahoney, his coach at St. John's, told the Post.

Edwards started his college career at Georgetown in 1989, but transferred to Texas A&M after one season. He returned to the floor for the Aggies in 1991, averaging 13.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 7.1 assists over three seasons.

Green played for St. John's from 1991-1994, appearing in 72 games. 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Reports: Former college basketball players David Edwards, Lee Green die from coronavirus

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