In this February 20, 2016 photo, provided by Cape Fear Community College, Tyrek Coger, right, poses with Athletic Director/Men's Basketball Head Coach Ryan Mantlo, left, in Wilmington, N.C. Coger, who transferred to Oklahoma State University, died after collapsing during a team workout Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Sillwater, Okla. (Will Page/Cape Fear Community College via AP)
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday.
While the temperature was 99 degrees, it wasn't known if the weather played a role in Coger's death. The 22-year-old forward, who had recently transferred to OSU, did not appear to struggle during Thursday's workout at Boone Pickens Stadium, school spokesman Gary Shutt said at a news conference.
Coger sat down after the drills and the team noticed later he was having issues and called 911 about 5 p.m.; he was pronounced dead at a hospital at 6:23 p.m., Shutt said.