HBCU Basketball Player Dies After Conditioning Practice

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GRAMBLING, La. – Henry White, a 6-6 guard who played last season at Hill Junior College in Texas and recently signed with Grambling State, has died.

Grambling spokesman Ralph Wilson confirmed White died at a Shreveport hospital Wednesday morning.

White, 21, reportedly fell ill Aug. 14 during preseason practices being conducted by a GSU assistant basketball coach. A statement from the university says White had been hospitalized following participation in conditioning. The statement says Grambling has since launched a full investigation into the circumstances that may have contributed to White’s death.

A prep standout at Washington High in Milwaukee, White played his freshman year of college basketball at Marshalltown Community College before transferring to Hill College for his sophomore season. He had two years of eligibility remaining at Grambling.

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