The Latest: Wizards' John Wall remembering OSU player
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) The Latest on the death of an Oklahoma State basketball player (all times local):
The Washington Wizards' John Wall is remembering Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger, who died Thursday after collapsing following practice.
Wall posted on Instagram : ''Rest in Peace to the lil homie who always had the competitive spirit..you will be missed Tyrek.''
Wall also posted a photo of the two from the 2012 Reebok Breakout Challenge.
A Vice Sports video posted on YouTube in 2012 showed the pair playing a friendly game of one-on-one at the basketball camp for top high school players.
The Oklahoma State athletic department is slated to hold a news conference on Friday morning.
Oklahoma State says junior college transfer Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing following a basketball team workout.
The school said Thursday that the 21-year-old forward was pronounced dead at Stillwater Medical Center. Oklahoma State plans to release more details Friday about the death. The Stillwater NewsPress reports (http://bit.ly/29R36QY ) that emergency crews responded to a heat exhaustion call at Boone Pickens Stadium on Thursday.
Coger, from Raleigh, North Carolina, played last season for Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. The 6-foot-8 player had initially signed with Ole Miss last fall but opted for Oklahoma State after the Southeastern Conference ruled he was ineligible because of rules on junior college transfers.
Cowboys coach Brad Underwood says Coger's death is ''like losing a member of the family.''