BREAKING: Two Former Big East College B-Ball Players Reportedly Died Of Coronavirus

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This is really crazy.

Two former players who played basketball in the Big East reportedly both lost their lives after contracting and battling coronavirus.

Lee Green, who played at St. John’s from 1991-94, died on Monday according to multiple reports. Ron Linfonte, the Director of Sports Medicine, took to Twitter and delivered the crushing news.

“A Parade All-American who played 3 years at #SJUBB Lee was our warrior on those teams,” Linfonte wrote. “A true lock em up defender that relished shutting down the best opponents.”

Lee Green played 72 games at St. John’s, averaging 2.3 points per game.

David Edwards, who played 31 games at Georgetown before transferrring to Texas A&M, also lost his life because of COVID-19.

Stacey Davis of NYCHoops and Norfolk State head coach Robert Jones each dropped the heartbreaking news.

Edwards averaged 13.5 points, 4.9 rebs, 7.1 assists, and 2.7 steals while becoming an All-Southwest Conference performer with the Aggies.