Incoming OSU transfer dies following collapse after team workout

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STILLWATER, Okla.– Tyrek Coger, a junior college transfer from North Carolina, has died after collapsing after a team workout Thursday afternoon, according to Oklahoma State University.

The 21-year-old Cowboy basketball forward was transported to Stillwater Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m.

“Tyrek was excited to be at Oklahoma State and had such passion for the game and was looking forward to being an OSU Cowboy. Losing a member of the team is like losing a member of the family. But we know our loss pales in comparison to the pain his family is going through,” said¬†Cowboy Head Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.

Coger arrived on to the OSU campus on July 5 after playing last season at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina.