Very tragic news out of Allen County, Indiana near Fort Wayne this past Thursday as NBCSports.com reported that the 6’11” freshman died at the tender age of 20. McElvene averaged 6.1 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game.
“We are devastated at this news. Any death is a tragedy, but for someone so young who worked so hard to have his dreams within reach, it’s hard to put into words how painful this is. Our hearts and prayers go out to Steve’s family. My family, our team and our staff will have to pull together, not only in support of Steve’s family, but in support of each other at this terrible time.”
Dayton Head Coach Archie Miller said in statement released by the school.
No cause of death has been determined.