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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 6-foot-8 forward from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God Academy committed Wednesday to N.C. State, picking the Wolfpack over Kentucky and UConn.
“I’m going to N.C. State,” Leslie, the No. 4 power forward in the Class of 2010, told NewsObserver.com. “It is a great school and we can be good there. And obviously, Coach [Sidney] Lowe is a great coach.”
Leslie visited UConn this past weekend and also considered Kentucky, where close friend Brandon Knight has committed.
“I am going to Washington because of the great relationship I have with the team and coaches. I thought it would be the best choice for me and I would fit in with the team,” Ross told ZAGSBLOG contributor Alex Kline via Facebook.
The 6-8 Jones is coming off a recent official visit to Kansas.