University of Dayton basketball player Steve McElvene has reportedly passed away at the age of 20, according to a source from the university.
Glenn Marini, the sports director at WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, reported that McElvene collapsed at his family home.
“An enlarged heart is believed to be the cause,” according to Marini.
McElvene played center for the Flyers and was a freshman during the 2015-16 season. He set a school record for most blocks in a single season after notching 55 of them with the Flyers this past year.
He averaged 6.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game.
Campus Insiders extends its thoughts and condolences to the McElvene family and entire Dayton community.
UPDATE – Dayton coach Archie Miller issued the following statement regarding McElvene’s passing.
“We are devastated at this news. Any death is a tragedy, but for someone so young who worked so hard to have his dreams within reach, it’s hard to put into words how painful this is. Our hearts and prayers go out to Steve’s family. My family, our team and our staff will have to pull together, not only in support of Steve’s family, but in support of each other at this terrible time.”