BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Western Kentucky basketball player
Danny Rumph collapsed and died during a pickup game in his hometown
The 21-year-old junior guard was visiting his family when he
died Sunday. The school had no other information about his death.
Western Kentucky coach Darrin Horn received a call from the
family early Monday and flew to Philadelphia.
"Danny was loved and respected by not only everyone in the
basketball program, but by many people in the Western community,"
The 6-foot-2 Rumph started 29 of 31 games last season, averaging
nine points and three assists.
"Danny wasn't going to take over a room. He was not overly
gregarious, but he was very engaging," athletic director Wood
Selig said. "He was a solid, grounded young man."
Rumph was the son of Viola Owens and Daniel Rumph, who live in
Philadelphia. His father played at Hofstra and his uncle, Randy
Owens, played at Philadelphia Textile and was drafted by the
Indiana Pacers in 1979.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete.