Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger dies after collapsing
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing during a team workout.
The school said Thursday that the 21-year-old junior college transfer was pronounced dead at Stillwater Medical Center.
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.''