NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Greg Wallace, a junior transfer
sitting out this season at Stephen F. Austin, collapsed and died
Friday while shooting baskets.
Wallace, who came to the Lumberjacks from Army, was on the court
at the William R. Johnson Coliseum when he collapsed, team
spokesman Rob Meyers said.
The 22-year-old was rushed by emergency personnel to
Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A
cause of death has not been determined.
Wallace transferred from Army to be closer to home and had to
sit out this season because of NCAA rules. At Army last season, he
averaged four points and 2.2 rebounds a game in 20 games.
The Lumberjacks were on the team bus en route to Hammond, La.,
to play Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday when they learned of
After coach Danny Kaspar broke the news to players, the team
returned to campus. Saturday night's game has been postponed
"Basketball fades into the background when a tragedy such as
this occurs," Southeastern Louisiana coach Billy Kennedy said.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the young man's family and the
entire Stephen F. Austin community."