AAU Basketball team honors player who collapsed and died during Memorial Day tournament

May 28, 2018

HAMPTON, Va. — James Hampton so wanted to play basketball with his friends and AAU teammates that he spent Saturday morning riding a bus from Washington, D.C., to join them.

Hampton traveled to Hampton, Va., where his Charlotte-based team, Team United, was playing in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League event at the Boo Williams Sportsplex.

Hampton missed his team’s game early in the day against Mac Irvin Fire, but he was there in time to play against Nike Phamily on Saturday night.

Around 7:15 p.m., just into the second half of that game, Hampton collapsed near half court and fell unconscious.

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– Valdosta Daily Times

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