SC State basketball team decides to play on after collapsed teammate is revived


Posted on: December 3rd, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Only minutes into a college basketball game between South Carolina State and North Carolina State, the game clock stopped and so did Tyvoris Soloman’s heart.

As medics were attending to an NC State player’s knee injury, Soloman, SC State’s starting guard, appeared to collapse on the sideline.

Instantly, teammates and staff circled the senior and began praying as the teams’ medical staffs attended to him.

“We had some guys that quickly got in prayer while the EMTs were responding, while our team trainer was responding,”  said South Carolina State Associate Coach Rio Pitt, who took over for head coach Murray Garvin, who accompanied his stricken player to the hospital.

“I guess you have all these things in place for a situation like this but you never expect it to happen. You don’t actually say hey let’s practice this situation.”

Solomon was resuscitated by a South Carolina State athletic trainer and then transported to Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina where he was…



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