Roselle Catholic High School basketball standout Tarik Watson, brother of Akil Watson, collapsed on the basketball court inside Visscher Gymnasium on Sunday.
Play was stopped with 6:16 left in the second quarter as trainers and a medic rushed to Watson’s side.
The near-capacity crowd of about 1,000 stood in stunned silence as trainers assessed Watson.
“I don’t think he stopped breathing, but he lost consciousness for a little bit. But he came back pretty quick,” said LuHi assistant athletic director Todd Huebner.
The 6-7 forward was transported to Cohen Children’s Hospital in Queens, according to Huebner. There is no word on his condition.
Huebner said Watson was alert and talking and seemed to be in good spirits.
“He had movement in all of his extremities,” Huebner said. “Everything seemed good when he left.”
The game was suspended with LuHi leading 21-10.
Watson is the latest student athlete to collapse during a game. He has no pre-existing medical conditions. It is unknown if he is vaccinated, but all student athletes are required to be vaccinated to participate in sports.
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