University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Basketball Star Derek Gray Dies Unexpectedly at 20

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater is mourning the loss of basketball star Derek Gray, who died unexpectedly on Sunday. He was 20 years old.

“I love him. He’s a beautiful person,” Warhawks head coach Pat Miller told local outlet Channel 3000 News. “He was an incredible person. He was a player, I had a lot of long conversations (with him) about life, basketball, family, and community. He was a very intelligent guy, very intuitive, and I really enjoyed his perspectives.”

Added Miller: “His teammates loved him. He had a really unique ability to connect with all his teammates in different ways.”

Gray’s official cause of death has yet to be released.

The UW-Whitewater athletic department tweeted he passed away “playing the game he loved” during an event held by the team Sunday.

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