College Basketball Player Steve McElvene Passes Away At 20

Very sad news coming out of the University of Dayton.

Dayton center Steve McElvene passed away suddenly after he collapsed in his family’s home on Thursday. He was 20.

Via Dayton Daily News:

The Allen County Coroners Office confirmed the news, and a spokesman said McElvene died at 11:19 a.m. An investigation is ongoing, and an autopsy was expected to be conducted this afternoon. McElvene was a 6-foot-11 center from New Haven High School, near Fort Wayne.

“We are devastated at this news,” Dayton coach Archie Miller said. “Any death is a tragedy, but for someone so young who worked so hard to have his dreams within reach, it’s hard to put into words how painful this is. Our hearts and prayers go out to Steve’s family. My family, our team and our staff will have to pull together, not only in support of Steve’s family, but in support of each other at this terrible time.”

According to report from Glenn Marini, the sports Director at WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, McElvene collapsed at his family’s home.

“Enlarged heart is believe to be the cause,” Marini wrote.

My thoughts and prayers are with Steve’s family, friends, and teammates during this difficult time.

Rest in grace.


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