On Sunday, a Rutgers University freshman collapsed and died during a basketball game at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center in New Jersey, school officials said.
Lifeguards on duty at the center immediately began CPR on Patrick Awosogba when he collapsed around 2:00 p.m. Rutgers EMTs arrived to administer electronic defibrillation and the 18-year-old was rushed to the hospital. By 3:15 p.m., the teenager was pronounced dead.
Awosogba was a 2014 East Brunswick High School graduate who played as a reserve outfielder on the township’s 214 Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division championship baseball team.
“He was a great kid,” said Christopher Yannazzo, supervisor of athletics at East Brunswick High School. “He was a consummate team player. He worked hard. He did his job.”
According to Patrick’s sister Temipope, who is also a resident physician in Boston, the family suspects that hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, also known as an enlarged heart, contributed to his…
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