Correction: Oklahoma State-Player Death story
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) In a story July 21 about the death of Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on a statement from the school, that Coger was 21 years old. He was 22.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger dies after collapsing
Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing during a team workout
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing during a team workout.
The school said Thursday that the junior college transfer was pronounced dead at Stillwater Medical Center.
The 22-year-old Coger, from Raleigh, North Carolina, played last season for Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. The 6-foot-8 player arrived at Oklahoma State on July 5.
''Tyrek was excited to be at Oklahoma State and had such passion for the game and was looking forward to being an OSU Cowboy,'' coach Brad Underwood said. ''Losing a member of the team is like losing a member of the family. But we know our loss pales in comparison to the pain his family is going through.''