Calistus Anyichie, a forward for the Binghamton University men’s basketball team, died Sunday in a drowning accident. He was 19 years old.
According to the Ithaca Journal, Anyichie, a native of Nigeria, drowned Sunday at Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca, New York. The school announced Anyichie’s death on Monday.
“There are no words. There is no blueprint for how to deal with such a painful loss,” Binghamton head coach Tommy Dempsey said. “We all loved Calistus so much. He was a special young man. We are devastated.”