On Monday night, the Fennville High Blackhawks won a Class C divisional playoff game in Michigan. On Tuesday afternoon, they will bury their friend and teammate, Wes Leonard. As LZ Granderson writes, it just doesn't seem fair.
A former NBA player who knows what Fennville High School's boys' basketball team is going through will meet with the team on Monday, before it plays its first game since its star player died from a heart ailment moments after hitting a winning shot.
It was an emotion-packed home opener Tuesday night as a Michigan high school basketball team returned to the court where nine months earlier a star player collapsed and died after nailing a game-winning shot.
It was in the midst of a team celebration when everything suddenly turned confused, hectic and wrong. That's what Wes Leonard's parents remember about the moments immediately following their son's sudden collapse and death
A Michigan high school basketball team has advanced to its district championship by winning a second state tournament game since one of its star players collapsed on the court after scoring a winning basket and died.