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Seton Hall forward Herb Pope was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, N.J., after collapsing during an on-campus workout Wednesday afternoon.
A team source who was with Pope at the hospital said he was uncertain what triggered the collapse.
“A student-athlete has been taken to the hospital,” a university spokesman confirmed to ZAGSBLOG.com.
According to a report from the school newspaper, The Setonian, the 6-foot-8 Pope “was carried out of the Rec Center around 4:10 p.m. this afternoon, according to footage from video cameras at WSOU-FM and eyewitness sources.”
The Setonian added: “The video footage showed Pope being removed from the building’s elevator. He was placed in an ambulance in front of the Rec Center and driven away shortly thereafter. Outside the varsity weight room in the Rec Center, medical supplies were found on the floor in the stairwell in addition to vomit.”
Pat Hobbs, the Dean of the Seton Hall Law School, was not immediately available for comment.
Pope, 20, recently announced that he planned to test the NBA waters but had not hired an agent.
“I’m just sitting back waiting for the [May 8] deadline and make my final decision,” Pope recently said, referring to the date underclassmen can withdraw from the draft and return to campus without hiring an agent.
“It obviously would be better to come back and get an education and that’s the only thing that’s holding me back. I want to come back and finish school, but I want to be able to play at the next level. I want to pursue my dream.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.