GREENSBORO, N.C — A promising high school basketball player from North Carolina died Tuesday night after he collapsed during the fourth quarter of his team’s game.
According to WGHP Fox 8, Josh Level, a 17-year-old Junior at New Garden Friends School, collapsed with about three minutes left during Tuesday night’s game at Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem.
Emergency medical personnel on site tried to revive Level but their attempts were unsuccessful.
“We called 911 immediately and a nurse gave him artificial respiration,” Simon Johnson, CEO of Quality Education Academy, told the Winston-Salem Journal.
The junior was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he died. Level’s cause of death is currently unknown.
Following Level’s death, David Tomlin, the head of New Garden Friends School, released a statement:
“It pains us deeply to inform you of the loss tonight of one of our students. The entire school community shares a deep sadness at the untimely loss of this gentle and generous young man who had already made a tremendous impact on our school community.
Tomorrow we will have Meeting for Worship in the morning, and we will have counselors on site for students, staff and faculty. We know that you join us in conveying the deepest sorrow and most sincere condolences of the New Garden Friends School community to Josh’s parents and family.”
According to Slam Magazine, Josh Level was being recruited by college programs in the ACC and Big 12 and was featured on a number of national Internet recruiting sites.
The 6-foot-5 combo guard averaged 9.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game for Christ School his sophomore year.
You check out out some of Level’s highlights from his high school career in the video below: