L.I. Student Collapses, Dies After Playing Basketball

16-year-old Shakur Moore died Thursday night

Friday, Jan 28, 2011  |  Updated 4:39 PM EDT
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Officials say a Long Island teenager collapsed and later died after playing basketball at a community center.

A statement by the Long Beach School District says 16-year-old Shakur Moore was taken from the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to a nearby hospital on Thursday night, where he died.

The school district "is deeply saddened at the loss," superintendent Dr. Robert Greenberg said in a statement.

Long Beach City Manager Charles Theofan says Moore was dribbling down court in a game at the community center and collapsed at about 8:30 p.m.

Theofan said the cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

Nearly 600 people had posted condolences on a Facebook page dedicated to Moore by Friday morning.

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