Former NBA Player Dies During Hot Yoga at 42

By: Fatima Roshni Image credit: Level Man

42-year-old former NBA player Brandon Hunter, with a two-season career in the league, died on Tuesday while performing hot yoga at a studio in Orlando. The cause of death is, however, unknown.

As per statements released by his close family members and friends, the Ohio University college basketball player's death was a result of a sudden collapse during the hot yoga session.

Stating on his cause, Brandon's mother-in-law, Carolyn Cliett, stated, "It was hot yoga, and he did it regularly. He was in good shape, as far as we know. We're just shocked."

Ohio University basketball coach Jeff Boals wrote, "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Brandon Hunter. Brandon was a phenomenal player at Ohio who went on to have a great pro career."

Brandon's college coach, Tim O'Shea, expressing his deepest sympathy for the news, took to his Facebook account with a heartfelt note for the former player along with a picture of him.

"It is with profound sadness and shock that I share the news of the passing of Brandon Hunter. He was the best player I had the fortune of coaching before transitioning to a career as a sports agent."

In terms of his professional life, the 6-foot-7 player was part of two NBA franchises, the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, for two seasons, averaging 3.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 67 games played.

After his short-lived basketball career, Brandon started working as a coach for a private coaching service 'CoachUp' in Cincinnati and later worked as a certified sports agent in the NBPA and FIBA.

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