Toledo basketball player dies after collapsing at practice

Monday, October 9th 2006, 3:54 pm
By: News On 6

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) _ Toledo center Haris Charalambous died Monday after collapsing during conditioning practice.

After Charalambous collapsed, trainers performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, university spokesman Lawrence Burns said.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

``This has been a shock to our entire athletic program and university,'' Burns said.

The 21-year-old Charalambous, of Manchester, England, was expected to be a backup center this season.

He played 23 games last season, averaging less than a point per game.