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Jalen Hill death: How the basketball community reacts.

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Jalen Hill, a former UCLA player, has died at the age of 22 in a bizarre circumstance. This has been revealed by the UCLA basketball team coach in the early hours of Wednesday. Sept. 21.

Coach Mick Cronin said in a statement that Jalen Hill death is “heartbreaking”. He further described Hill as a warn-hearted young man with a good smile.

“The news of Jalen Hill’s passing is heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Jalen was a warm-hearted young man with a great smile who has left us far too soon,” Cronin’s statement on twitter reads.

Hill’s lifeless body was reportedly found on Tuesday, Sept. 20, a day after going missing in Costa Rica.

Born and raised in Corona, Jalen Hill joined the UCLA program in 2017. However, he opted to retire from basketball in the middle of the 2021-22 season due to what he claimed was depression and anxiety.

Meanwhile, as the news of Hill’s death broke out, the whole basketball community have been paying tributes to him.

A former schoolmate to the late star recounted how Hill stood by her when she was getting bullied by her other schoolmates.

“…Hill was one of the few people to stick up for me in school when I was getting bullied. He was always so funny and just awesome to be around. Rest in power,” Marci tweeted.

Check below some reactions to Hill’s death

Source: NBA Republic

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