Feb 20, 2013
Top N.C. Hoops Prospect Dies After Collapsing During Game

News-Record.com

http://www.news-record.com/news/777679-63/new-garden-friends-school-student#continue

A timeout was called with about three minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Josh Level collapsed.

“We called 911 immediately, and a nurse gave him artificial respiration, said Simon Johnson, CEO of Quality Education Academy.

Level, 17, a junior at New Garden Friends School, died Tuesday night at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after playing a game against Quality Education Academy.

Johnson said they’re not sure what caused Level to collapse.

Up to that point, Johnson said Level had been the dominant player for New Garden Friends’ team.

At a Quality Education Academy assembly Wednesday, the school had a moment of silence and a tribute to Level’s life, and grief counselors were working with QEA’s players and cheerleaders, coach Isaac Pitts told the Winston-Salem Journal.

“He was a tremendous athlete, Pitts said of Level. Just from the sheer understanding of learning more about him from the (New Garden) school director he was an even better person. He was a popular kid. My players knew him and were very fond of him. These kids play AAU against each other in the summer.”

Pitts also said that QEA has cancelled its last home game as a tribute to Level. The game, against Evangel Christian of Chester, Va., was scheduled for Saturday.

The recruiting Website Rivals.com lists Level as an NCAA Division I caliber player who had received “medium” interest from seven schools.

The site said Level had offers from Oklahoma State, UNC Charlotte and Cleveland State. It also reported interest from N.C. State, Wake Forest, Virginia Commonwealth and Tulane.

Top N.C. Hoops Prospect Dies After Collapsing During Game

News-Record.com

http://www.news-record.com/news/777679-63/new-garden-friends-school-student#continue

A timeout was called with about three minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Josh Level collapsed.

“We called 911 immediately, and a nurse gave him artificial respiration, said Simon Johnson, CEO of Quality Education Academy.

Level, 17, a junior at New Garden Friends School, died Tuesday night at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after playing a game against Quality Education Academy.

Johnson said they’re not sure what caused Level to collapse.

Up to that point, Johnson said Level had been the dominant player for New Garden Friends’ team.

At a Quality Education Academy assembly Wednesday, the school had a moment of silence and a tribute to Level’s life, and grief counselors were working with QEA’s players and cheerleaders, coach Isaac Pitts told the Winston-Salem Journal.

He was a tremendous athlete, Pitts said of Level. Just from the sheer understanding of learning more about him from the (New Garden) school director he was an even better person. He was a popular kid. My players knew him and were very fond of him. These kids play AAU against each other in the summer.”

Pitts also said that QEA has cancelled its last home game as a tribute to Level. The game, against Evangel Christian of Chester, Va., was scheduled for Saturday.

The recruiting Website Rivals.com lists Level as an NCAA Division I caliber player who had received “medium” interest from seven schools.

The site said Level had offers from Oklahoma State, UNC Charlotte and Cleveland State. It also reported interest from N.C. State, Wake Forest, Virginia Commonwealth and Tulane.






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