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A&M basketball recruit dies in car crash

May 18, 2010

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— Texas A&M basketball recruit Tobi Oyedeji has died from injuries he suffered in a car accident.

The school says the 6-foot-9 Oyedeji was a power forward from Houston Bellaire who had signed to play with the Aggies this fall. Oyedeji died in Houston after the crash early Sunday.

Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon said “the world lost a great kid.” He expressed his condolences to the boy’s parents, who lost their only child.

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