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Fennville High School Basketball Player, Wes Leonard,Died After Game Winning Shot

Posted by on Friday, 4 March, 2011

Wes Leonard - Fenville High School Basketball Player Died After Game Winning Shot


— A Fennville High School basketball player, Wes Leonard, died directly after he made the game-winning shot for his team in Michigan last night. After he made the lay-up for two points he collapsed on the court and was unresponsive. He was immediately rushed over to Holland Hospital but was pronounced dead 85 minutes later. Doctors have not yet determined the cause of death, however his collapse was caused by cardiac arrest. Leonard made the winning shot in overtime and in doing so kept his team’s record perfect for the season.

As the ambulance arrived to take Wes to the hospital, Fennville Superintendent Dirk Weeldreyer said, “Obviously, in the midst of celebration, I think shocking is exactly the word. And certainly our deepest prayers are with Wes and his family.”

At the news that his friend Fennville High School basketball player, Wes Leonard, died, teammate Shane Bale told the Holland Sentinel, “It’s tough to take in.”

Even though Fennville High School basketball player, Wes Leonard, died so abruptly, his memory will be remembered for a long time in the hearts of his fans, family, and friends. He scored over 1,000 points in his short high school basketball career.

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