High school student athlete laid to rest

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A Henry County family spent Saturday saying goodbye 16-year-old Zikora Okwousa.

Okwousa attended Eagles Landing High School in Henry County. His life came to a tragic end last Friday night when the basketball player collapsed during a game. Medics rushed him to Piedmont Henry Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The young man’s family paid their final respects Saturday at St. James Catholic Church.

The teen’s family says the high school junior had dreams of playing for the NBA one day, and also wanted to be a doctor.

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