Former Indiana basketball player Neil Reed dies at age 37
July 26, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Neil Reed, the former Indiana University basketball player who went public with a claim that Bob Knight choked him in practice, died Thursday of cardiac arrest at age 37.
His death was confirmed by the sports editor of the Santa Maria (Calif.) Times. Reed spent the last three seasons as the head basketball coach at Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria.
Late Thursday afternoon a vigil was being held at the school for Reed.
Details are sketchy but the newspaper confirmed that Reed died Thursday morning.