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Nigerian Basketballer Calistus Anyichie Drowns In US

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Calistus Anyichie, a Nigerian-born basketball player died on Sunday after he got drowned at Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York. Anyichie was a sophomore student at Binghamton University, Anyichie was a political science major and a member of the basket team. The body of the deceased was found at the base of a 15-foot bank, after the Crews responded to the drowning at the 300 block of West King Road at upper Buttermilk Falls State Park at around 5 p.m on Sunday.

He had attended St. Mary-Assumption High School, where he played basketball for three years, was the team captain and was also selected all-conference as a senior.

“There are no words. There is no blueprint for how to deal with such a painful loss,”  Tommy Dempsey, head coach of the Binghamton University men’s basketball team, said in a statement. “We all loved Calistus so much. He was such a special young man. We are devastated.”

It was also gathered that the Nigerian NBA prospect averaged 1.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 9.1 minutes per game last season at Binghamton. Photo Credit: Getty

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