17-Year-Old Basketball Player Dies During Game!

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James Hampton
James Hampton

James Hampton from Charlotte, North Carolina, collapsed and died during a Nike Elite Youth Basketball League game on Saturday night.

HAMPTON, Va. – The Team United (N.C.) player who collapsed during a game at the Nike EYBL on Saturday evening has died, according to Team United director Jacoby Davis confirmed.

James Hampton fell to the hardwood with 9:37 left in the second half of Team United’s game against Nike Phamily (Ariz.) and appeared to be unresponsive. On-court trainers began CPR on Hampton and continued for more than 10 minutes until paramedics arrived.

Nike EYBL staff cleared the gym and suspended play on all four courts for more than 35 minutes as paramedics performed CPR and transported Hampton to the ambulance and eventually to Sentara CarePlex Hospital, which is less than a mile away from the Boo Williams Sportsplex. Source

Sad news from Hampton, Virginia tonight and the Nike EYBL. James Hampton passed away during the game and was only 17yrs old. Prayers up to his family and Team United family. No parent sends their kid to an AAU tournament never to see them alive again. Devastating😢🙏🏿 R.I.P kid!