Scores attend Wes Leonard visitation
FENNVILLE, Mich. -- A visitation has been held for a western Michigan high school basketball player who collapsed on the court and later died after making a game-winning shot.
Kalamazoo's WWMT-TV reported a line of people who wanted to pay their respects wrapped around Fennville United Methodist Church on Sunday. The station said the wait at one point was 45 minutes to enter the visitation for Wes Leonard.
A funeral is set for Tuesday at Christ Memorial Church in Holland.
The 16-year-old from Fennville High was pronounced dead Thursday at Holland Hospital.
He had scored the game-winning layup in a 57-55 overtime win over Bridgman to cap Fennville's 20-0 season. Leonard fell to the ground during a postgame celebration.
The Fennville team will play Monday night against Lawrence High in the Class C district playoffs. The game has been moved to Hope College in Holland.
When Lawrence was scheduled to host the game, Lawrence's athletic director had said the school would donate all proceeds to Leonard's family or a charity of their choice. How Hope College, which can accomodate more people, will handle the financial aspects is to be determined.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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