​College Hoops Player Dies During Recreational Basketball Game​​

June 5, 2021

A 19-year-old College Hoops player collapsed and dies during a recreational game at a Watertown playground.

College Hoops Player Dies

Bentley University basketball player Joe Glynn was playing in a summer league game when he unexpected collapsed.

“Glynn was pronounced dead at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge after collapsing at about 7:30 p.m. Monday,” Lt. Michael Lawn said. “The death remains under investigation but does not appear suspicious,” Lawn added.

Teammate Michael Crotty Jr. told the Boston Herald that Glynn had no physical contact with any other player before collapsing.

”Our deepest sympathies go out to Joey’s family, friends, classmates, teammates and professors as they struggle to comprehend the sudden loss of such a vibrant young life,” Bentley President Gloria Larson said in a statement.

The college freshman attended Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton, Ma prior to attending Bentley. The high school held a prayer service for Glynn on Tuesday morning, and many of his classmates from the Class of 2012 attended, according to The Enterprise.

”He was an outstanding athlete and an even better person,” Spellman spokesman Nate Merritt said. ”He always represented Spellman better than we could have even asked. Putting this tragedy into words is virtually impossible.”

Glynn is survived by parents, Joseph and Susan Glynn, and his four sisters, Kelly, Sarah, Stephanie, and Ashley.