Ex-Fresno State player Sandy, 27, dies in car accident

HELSINKI, Finland -- Chris Sandy, a former Fresno State and Harlem Globetrotters player, died Thursday in a car accident in southeastern Finland, police said. He was 27.

Sandy, from New York, lost control of his car and collided with another vehicle going in the opposite direction, police said.

Sandy, in his first season in Europe, played for one of the top Finnish teams, Kouvot of Kouvola. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 18 points and was third in the league with 3.9 assists per game.