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Mar042011

High School Basketball Player Dies After Making Game Winning Shot

Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock(FENNVILLE, Mich.) -- A star basketball player from Michigan's Fennville High School died Thursday after leading his team to victory.

According to a hospital spokeswoman, 16-year-old Wes Leonard collapsed Thursday night after hitting a game-winning shot in overtime.  Leonard fell to the floor as people began rushing the court.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  The cause behind his collapse is still unknown.

Leonard was not only a star basketball player, but also the quarterback for the school's football team.  His winning basket Thursday night brought the Fennville Blackhawks to a 20-0 season.

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