Former Black Knight Basketball Player Dies at Age 19

Jerry Coleman reportedly had his wisdom teeth removed just days before his death.

A Central Gwinnett basketball standout has died at the age of 19. The Gwinnett Daily Post reports was found dead Monday morning. The paper reports his family found him after he reportedly passed in his sleep.

According to The GDP, Coleman's coach at Central Gwinnett said Coleman underwent a routine procedure to have his wisdom teeth removed on Friday and complained of some discomfort, but appeared to be fine Sunday night when he went to bed.

Coleman was a student at Kennesaw State University. The GDP says he was considering trying out for the school's basketball team as a walk-on.

The Black Knight was named Lawrenceville Patch's Athlete of the Week in February. In that article, Coleman's then coach David Allen told us "Jerry is the silent leader on our team and is a great model for our entire program. He is the epitome of a student athlete and I am a better person for being around him for the last four years."

Funeral arrangements have not yet been released.

Roz powell December 20, 2011 at 03:50 AM
There are no words..he was a wonderful young man and I am sad that we won't get to see him reach his full potential..God has a wonderful angel with him now.
Veronica Simon December 20, 2011 at 08:31 PM
What a PHENOMENAL YOUNG MAN! After reading several articles about this young man, it is evident that he has left a beautiful legacy that not only ministers to other young athletes but to adults alike. I love you dearly, Tracy, and am sorry for your lost, Sis. Jerry was/is a Gentle Giant who has left an impact on those whom he has met and even some he hasn't. Job well done! Rest dear Knight...


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