NC community college player dies during game

A North Carolina community college basketball player died after

he collapsed while playing in a game Saturday, officials said.

Raymond Dunn, a 6-4 sophomore forward for Vance Granville,

collapsed on the court near the end of the first half of a game

against Guilford Tech, Vance Granville President Randy Parker

said.

Dunn was taken to nearby Maria Parham Medical Center, where

nursing supervisor Shannon Anderson said he was pronounced dead at

the Saturday.

Kevin Gerity with the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office

said an autopsy was conducted Sunday, but the results were not yet

available.

Dunn was named a player of the week in January by the National

Junior College Athletic Association after two impressive

performances including a career-high 52-point game.

He played high school ball for Norlina Christian School and

Parker said Dunn was being recruited by several colleges.

“We’re just trying to help faculty, staff and especially the

family through the grieving process,” Parker said Sunday.