Josh Level, a promising college basketball prospect, collapsed on the court during a New Garden Friends (Greensboro, N.C.) – Quality Education Academy (Winston-Salem, N.C.) basketball game on Feb. 19. He died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being rushed to the hospital according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
Level collapsed with about three minutes left in the fourth quarter and according to Simon Johnson, CEO of Quality Education Academy, the response to the situation was immediate.
The cause of death is still unknown.
“We called 911 immediately and a nurse gave him artificial respiration,” Johnson told the Greensboro News-Record.
“We’re very saddened by what happened,” Johnson added.
Counselors are expected to be at New Garden Friends School on Feb. 20 to meet with students, staff and faculty. The school is also holding a worship service on Feb. 20.
New Garden Friends is a private school whose instruction is founded on Quaker principles.
Other recruiting news:
- Junior college prospect Elgin Cook has scheduled two visits this weekend. Cook will visit Oregon on Feb. 21 and Gonzaga on Feb. 23. The 6-6 small forward is the son of former NBA player Alvin Robertson.
Cook, a three-star prospect according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, signed with Iowa State while in high school but chose to go to Northwest Florida State instead.
Cook is very versatile and athletic as he can play three positions (the 2-4 spots) and defend four positions (1-4 spots). He is very good around the rim and an excellent defender.
Cook is averaging 15 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 21.9 minutes per game.
Every recruit is allowed five official visits which means that Cook will have three visits left after his two this week. So, he will have to choose from list of VCU, TCU, Arkansas, South Carolina, New Mexico and Illinois.
- Less than a week after signing 2013 dual-sport star Cornelius Elder, the Miami Hurricanes hit pay dirt again when Derrick Griffin (Rosenberg, Texas/Terry) signed his National Letter of Intent with the team on Feb. 19. Griffin is ranked as the top- rated tight end and the 26th best small forward in the class of 2013.
Griffin’s signing with the Hurricanes comes as a bit of a surprise as he had been verbally committed to Texas A&M for more than a year.
Griffin is averaging 20.7 points, 13.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocks a game this season.
- Marial Shayok (Ottawa, Canada/ Blair Academy), the 55th best prospect in the class of 2014 according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, recently picked up a scholarship offer from Cincinnati.
The 6-4 swingman also has offers from Boston College, Villanova, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Providence and Georgia. Michigan, Ohio State and other programs are monitoring his progress.
- 2015 prospect Shawntrez Davis (East Point, Ga./Tri Cities) has consistently played at a high level this year and he has seen a spike in his recruitment as a result.
The 6-8 power forward is averaging 20 points, 17 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and about 4.0 assists a game this season.
Davis is long and athletic as well as very mobile. He is a quick leaper which helps make him a monster on the boards.
Davis has offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Tennessee, Purdue and Maryland. He has also garnered serious interest from Florida State, SMU and West Virginia.