Dayton Center Steve McElvene Dies At Age 20

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Ryan Miller

According to ESPN, 20 year old Dayton center Steve McElvene passed away at his home in Indiana on Thursday.

“We are devastated at this news,” Dayton coach Archie Miller said. “Any death is a tragedy, but for someone so young who worked so hard to have his dreams within reach, it’s hard to put into words how painful this is. Our hearts and prayers go out to Steve’s family. My family, our team and our staff will have to pull together, not only in support of Steve’s family, but in support of each other at this terrible time.”

The 6’11 268 pound center lost 60 pounds during his redshirt freshman year and set a school record last season with 56 blocks.

An official cause of his death has not been released yet but family members suspect it was because of an enlarged heart.