Eric "Hank" Gathers (February 11, 1967, in Philadelphia – March 4, 1990 in Los Angeles) was an American college basketball star at Loyola Marymount University who collapsed and died during a game. He originally played at the University of Southern California, but transferred with teammate Bo Kimble to LMU after his freshman year. He was listed as 6'7" in height.
Hank Gathers, an American college basketball forward for LMU, died tragically at twenty-three years old. He was driven from the time he grew up in Philadelphia, played for USC, and transfered to LMU to be the best ballplayer, the fastest runner, the lottery pick for the NBA draft. It was this single-minded vision that catapulted him into the spotlight as a star player, and it was this same blind drive that caused him to chose performance over … more