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Teen collapses and dies at basketball practice

His friends say he loved basketball and wanted to play for his high school. That's why they say 15-year old Waseeq Shahid was at tryouts Monday afternoon, despite not feeling well.

The Western Hills High School freshman collapsed while running sprints across the gym. He was taken to the hospital in Frankfort, where he was pronounced dead.

The school spokesperson says the coaches had just been certified in CPR, and immediately administered it, but could not revive the teen.

Grief counselors will be at the school Tuesday morning, to help them deal with the tragedy.


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