Colorado State raises more than $54k for Emmanuel Omogbo in less than a day

Emmanuel Omogbo played 10 minutes in Colorado State's win at Air Force on Wednesday night.
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Before the start of Colorado State’s game at Air Force on Wednesday night, it was revealed that starting forward Emmanuel Omogbo had lost both his parents and his sister’s 2-year-old twins the day before in a house fire at their suburban Maryland home.

Omogbo, who did not start for the first time this season, played 10 minutes in Colorado State’s 83-79 win.

The Colorado State compliance office started a GoFundMe page for Omogbo and his family. In less than one day, more than $54,000 has been donated.

"We are overwhelmed by your support for Emmanuel and his family," read an updated posted on the GoFundMe page. Because the total costs the family will incur are undetermined at this time, and to allow for the continued generosity people are showing, we have decided to increase our goal to help the Omogbo family."

The 6-foot-8 Omogbo is averaging 10.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for the Rams. The 20-year-old forward will fly back to Maryland with head coach Larry Eustachy.

Colorado State does not play again until next Wednesday.

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