JRU mourns death of young player

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The Jose Rizal University (JRU) community and the JRU Light Bombers are mourning untimely demise of high school basketball player Carl Jimwell Servillon according to the school’s athletic director Paul Supan.

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The 17-year old Servillon passed away on Sunday at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City. Servillon was brought to the hospital after he collapsed on the bench during a timeout of their game against De La Salle-Zobel in the 2015 Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup on Friday.

“José Rizal University and the whole Rizalian community send their deepest condolences to the Family of Carl Jimwell “CJ” Servillon. CJ was a member of the JRU Light Bombers Basketball Team. He unexpectedly lost consciousness during a time out in a FilOil Tournament game last May 22. He was immediately brought to Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital, where he was confined to the Intensive Care Unit. CJ passed away last night, May 24. We urge everyone to extend their prayers to CJ’s Family during these trying times,” the JRU management said in a statement on Monday.”

JRU juniors team head coach Nat Gregorio said that they are yet to receive the findings on the cause of Servillon’s death.

“Actually, we still do not know. Hindi pa nakakarating ’yung findings sa amin. We are still waiting for the report. Kahit parents niya, wala pa rin idea,” said Gregorio.

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