Bentley basketball player, collapses, dies
WALTHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- Classmates and Teammates are mourning the sudden loss of a college basketball player. Monday night, 19-year-old Joey Glynn collapsed on the court during a pick-up game and later died.
He was looked up to by many. He was an honor student and athletic star at Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton.
“He’s superman. He’s the guy that gets the big dunks in games, he always makes the big shots. Something like this, I would have never expected this to happen to Joey,” said Rory Donovan, a former team mate and close friend.
Glynn was playing a pick-up basketball game behind the Watertown Boys and Girls club when he collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.
His high school basketball coach, Mike Perry, who coached him all four years, had a tough time holding back the tears.
“It’s just tough, it’s tough,” said Perry.
Glynn was the captain of his basketball and football team at Cardinal Spellman High School and was attending Bentley University on a four year scholarship to play basketball.
“As great as a competitor as he was and talented as he was, he was an extremely humble individual. You know you don’t believe that…it still doesn’t seem real. Every time it just seems like a bad dream,” said Michael Gerrish, Bentley Director of Athletics.
Two schools, friends and family are mourning the loss of this young man.
“Just a young, gifted man, a life lost. Our faith tells us that he does go to a better place but he is sadly missed,” said chapleman, Deacon Joe Nickley.
The District Attorney’s office is investigating but it is not known whether Glynn had any preexisting medical condition that could have lead to his death.