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Local teen dies playing basketball

Team members expressed their grief over his death saying he touched so many people.

Posted: Feb 10, 2020 6:49 PM
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 10:01 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A Facebook post made by the Tupelo Saints Organization, an AAU basketball team, identified the teen as Jaeven Dixon.

He died during the past weekend. Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green does not suspect foul play. An autopsy will be performed. 

In the post, team members expressed their grief over his death saying he touched so many people.

Dixon's coach said he and the team are still trying to process the teen's sudden death. Dixon was a student at Tupelo Middle School. 

The Director of Communications with the Tupelo Public School District, Greg Ellis said grief counselors were on hand to speak with students and teachers during this difficult time.

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