Former UK, U of L Forward Stone Dies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- American basketball player Marvin Stone died after collapsing during halftime of a game in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. He was 26.

Stone died of an apparent heart attack, said Kenny Klein, a spokesman for University of Louisville, one of Stone's former colleges. Stone had recently signed a contract with Ittihad Jeddah and was playing in the team's Elite Cup semifinal when he fell ill.

Stone's agent, Hirant Manakian, said Stone was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Stone spent three seasons at University of Kentucky before transferring to Louisville, where he averaged 10.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots during his last year in 2002-03.

He played professionally overseas and had recently completed the season with a team in Cyprus before signing a short-term contract with Ittihad Jeddah according to Manakian. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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