Hank Gathers
American basketball player
Hank Gathers
Eric "Hank" Gathers was an American college basketball star at Loyola Marymount University who collapsed and died during a game. He was the second player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season. He originally played at the University of Southern California, but transferred with teammate Bo Kimble to LMU after his freshman year. Gathers was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was listed as 6'7" in height.
Biography
Hank Gathers's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Hank Gathers
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Hank Gathers
News
News abour Hank Gathers from around the web
2011 Leaf Sports Icons Cut Signature Edition - The Cardboard Connection
Google News - over 5 years
Autograph highlights: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Tinker, Ty Cobb, Nap Lajoie, Hank Gathers, Muhammad Ali, "Home Run" Baker, Roy Campanella, Tris Speaker, Blood McNally, William Wrigley, Walter Payton, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Roger Maris
Article Link:
Google News article
Shaq's Top 10 Games at LSU; Were You There? - LSUSports.net
Google News - over 5 years
Seven LSU players were in double figures. LSU played to the Loyola Marymount tempo. Jackson had 34, Vernel Singleton 22 and O'Neal posted 20 points, 24 rebounds and 12 blocks. Despite several blocks, the late Hank Gathers kept forcing his way to the
Article Link:
Google News article
Penn freshmen impress Quakers' vets in summer league play - Daily Pennsylvanian
Google News - over 5 years
Outside the DelCo league, several other Quakers played on various teams across the Hank Gathers league in North Philadelphia. After spending two weeks in Rwanda with teammate Dau Jok and another six weeks interning at Goldman Sachs, Rosen returned to
Article Link:
Google News article
Parker, former Vols support Summitt - FS West
Google News - over 5 years
Hank Gathers collapsing at mid-court, Walter Payton crying on a podium while explaining he has a rare disease that will see him taken from this world in the very near future, or Magic Johnson announcing he has HIV and is retiring from basketball
Article Link:
Google News article
College Basketball Power Rankings: The 50 Greatest Mid-Major Players of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
It's inevitable that Hank Gathers will be remembered primarily for his tragic on-court death as a Loyola Marymount senior. That legacy, however, doesn't do justice to Gathers' extraordinary talents as a player. As a junior, Gathers became the second of
Article Link:
Google News article
Medical Beat: Shawn Tompkins' passing shows sobering truth about heart-related ... - MMAjunkie.com
Google News - over 5 years
The college basketball phenom who dies when NBA riches seem at hand (a la Hank Gathers). I could run off a litany of well-known athletes who have had their careers and/or lives ended, but what would be the purpose? A significant family history of heart
Article Link:
Google News article
Heat safety is personal issue for Truman AD - Blue Springs Examiner
Google News - over 5 years
It was the same disease that took the life of (former collegiate basketball standout) Hank Gathers. “After it happened there were all the questions: Was it drug related? Did it have to do with heat? Why did it happen to such a fine young man?
Article Link:
Google News article
Heart issue benches UT recruit - Toledo Blade
Google News - over 5 years
It is the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes and claimed the lives of Loyola Marymount basketball star Hank Gathers, NBA player Reggie Lewis and countless other athletes. "It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing that Justin Moss
Article Link:
Google News article
For Dawn Staley, Hall of Fame nomination almost as good as carrying the ... - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
She honed her game on the blacktop courts of the Raymond Rosen project, going against such boys' stars as the late Hank Gathers. Staley was a five-time WNBA all-star and also made the all-decade team in 2006. Staley said she enjoyed the trip to Texas
Article Link:
Google News article
Written by MVPTexas Morning Report - MVP Texas
Google News - over 5 years
It is the same condition that led to the deaths of basketball players Hank Gathers and Reggie Lewis." READ MORE McHale building staff through experience - Once Rockets coach Kevin McHale commenced with the charisma, some of the most vocal skeptics of
Article Link:
Google News article
Mobley Wants One More Shot at the NBA - MyFox Houston
Google News - over 5 years
It is the same condition that led to the deaths of basketball players Hank Gathers and Reggie Lewis. "It's a lot of different variations of HCM," Mobley said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "Me playing 40 minutes a game for 11 years straight at a
Article Link:
Google News article
Booed at The Prude: Iman Shumpert, Jorts, and the 2011 NBA Draft - KnickerBlogger (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The basketball world was still recovering from the tragic death of Hank Gathers. Derek Coleman was five solid years away from squandering his enormous talent. Rick Barry was, incredibly, still allowed in the broadcast booth — despite a rather
Article Link:
Google News article
ACC's Top-100: No. 82 Allan Chaney, Virginia Tech - Big Duke Balls
Google News - over 5 years
It's hard to imagine any doctor feeling 100% confident that Chaney won't pull a Hank Gathers on the court. That tragic event happened 22 years ago, but it still affects every team, every coaching staff and every doctor who is dealing with a player with
Article Link:
Google News article
Gone Too Soon: Top 11 Most Tragic Sports Deaths Since 1980 - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Originally recruited by USC, Hank Gathers (along with best friend Bo Kimble) transferred to Loyola Marymount, where the duo became the feature attractions of coach Paul Westhead's high-octane, score-at-will style of play. Gathers averaged 22.5 points
Article Link:
Google News article
Catching up with Johnson brings back good memories - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
... went from the season opener against Loyola Marymount — where Larry's first shot as a Division I basketball player was blocked by Hank Gathers — to the Rose Garden of the White House, where we met the first President Bush in the late spring of
Article Link:
Google News article
PA State Rep. Vereb introduces Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act - PennLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
In August 2010 Akhir Frazier collapsed at the Hank Gathers Recreation Center in North Philly and died four days later. It was later determined Frazier had an inherited heart defect called cardiomyopathy, and that's what led to his sudden cardiac arrest
Article Link:
Google News article
Sudden cardiac death can strike young; athletes aren't only ones at risk - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
It's been 21 years since Loyola Marymount University basketball star Hank Gathers became an unwitting poster child for the disease after he collapsed and died during a game. It rocketed back into the news earlier this year when Michigan high school
Article Link:
Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hank Gathers
    TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 23
    On Sunday, March 4, 1990, in Los Angeles, he collapsed again with 13:34 left in the first half of the WCC tournament semifinal game against the Portland Pilots.
    More Details Hide Details He had just scored a dunk on an alley-oop pass from point guard Terrell Lowery that put the Lions up 25–13. He collapsed a yard or two away from Pilots point guard Erik Spoelstra. He attempted to get up, telling the trainers, "I don't want to lay down!" Shortly after he stopped breathing. Gathers was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at 6:55PM PST. He was 23 years old. Minutes after Gathers was taken to the hospital, the WCC commissioner suspended the game indefinitely. ESPN broadcast graphic footage of Gathers' collapse on SportsCenter; the network was at the game recording advance footage for the championship game it was scheduled to televise the next night. Late that night, the WCC canceled the tournament and awarded Loyola the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament due to its WCC regular season title.
    His play recovered in a nationally-televised game against LSU on February 3, 1990, when he scored 48 points along with 13 rebounds while being guarded by future NBA first-round draft picks Stanley Roberts and Shaquille O'Neal in a 148–141 overtime loss.
    More Details Hide Details Afterward, the Lions won seven of their next eight games, and Gathers recorded a career-high 30 rebounds against Saint Mary's. As the West Coast Conference (WCC) Tournament neared, Gathers did not show up for repeated appointments to test if the reduced medication was still suppressing the arrhythmias. It was suspected Gathers was not taking any dosage on game days.
  • 1989
    Age 22
    On December 9, 1989, Gathers collapsed at an LMU home game against UC Santa Barbara.
    More Details Hide Details He was found to have an abnormal heartbeat (exercise-induced ventricular tachycardia), and was prescribed a beta blocker, Inderal. However, Gathers felt that the medication adversely affected his play, and his dosage was gradually cut back. After missing three games, he struggled with his play for weeks after returning.
    Four of the five occurred during Gathers' career, including a record 331 in the 181–150 win over United States International University on January 31, 1989.
    More Details Hide Details At 6'7" and 210 pounds, Gathers was Loyola Marymount's strongest inside player. He had a high field goal percentage because he seldom shot from beyond 10 feet. He used his power and quickness for follow-up baskets and scoring on fast breaks. "I don't care much about the points," said Gathers. "In fact, I should lead the nation in scoring because of my rebounding. Anybody can score 30 points a night if that's what he's concentrating on. But rebounding is special because it comes from the heart."
  • 1988
    Age 21
    Gathers' teams led Division I in scoring in 1988 (110.3 points per game), 1989 (112.5), and 1990 (122.4).
    More Details Hide Details LMU's 122.4 point per game in 1990 is still a record as of April 2012. As of April 2012, Loyola Marymount held the five highest combined score games in Division I history.
    On December 30, 1988, he scored a career-high 49 points along with 26 rebounds in a 130–125 win over Nevada.
    More Details Hide Details As a senior in 1989–90, he was a candidate for player of the year and had been projected as an NBA lottery pick. Gathers' head coach while at LMU, Paul Westhead, had instituted an extraordinarily fast-paced game plan. On offense, the Lions took numerous three-point shots, and typically shot the ball within 10 seconds of gaining possession; their defense was a full court press designed to force their opponents into a frenzied up-and-down game.
    In the 1988–89 season, Gathers became the second player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season, averaging 32.7 points and 13.7 rebounds per game.
    More Details Hide Details He was named WCC Player of the Year and again won the WCC Tournament MVP.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 18
    Gathers played prep ball with Kimble at Dobbins Technical High School in Philadelphia with the pair leading the team to the Public League City championship in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details Both Gathers and Kimble were recruited to the University of Southern California by Head Coach Stan Morrison and his top assistant, David Spencer. They were joined by high school All-American, Tom Lewis, and Rich Grande as the "Four Freshmen" star recruiting class. Following an 11-17 season coaching USC, Morrison and Spencer were fired after the 1985-86 season was over, despite winning the Pac-10 Conference the previous year. It was reported that the players would not remain unless certain conditions were met, including having a say in the next coaching staff. USC hired George Raveling as the next head coach of the Trojans. Raveling gave the players a deadline to respond whether they would remain on the team. When they did not respond, he revoked the scholarships of Gathers, Kimble, and Lewis. Raveling's controversial statement was, "You can't let the Indians run the reservation," he said. "You've got to be strong, too. Sometimes you have to tell them that they have to exit." Kimble and Gathers transferred together from USC to Loyola Marymount. Lewis transferred to Pepperdine. Grande remained at USC.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Age 0
    Born on February 11, 1967.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)