High school basketball star dies after making game winning shot

by Jake Daczyk

A western Michigan high school basketball player collapsed on the court after hitting a game winning shot and later died in hospital Thursday night.

Wes Leonard, 16, died Thursday night from a cardiac arrest due to enlarged heart, reported by Fox News.

Leonard hit the game winning shot in overtime in the teams final game of the season to keep the team undefeated and finish the season 20-0.

Doctors at the hospital worked on Leonard for an hour and 20 minutes but he was announced dead at 10:40 p.m. reported by CNN.

Memorial pages on Facebook immediately sprang up after word went out of his death.

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