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The College Basketball Community Lost an Inspiring Hero

 

Zach Lederer just one hour after one of his many surgeries, a courageous photo shot by his father

Zach Lederer, a former University of Maryland basketball manager from 2011-2012 under coach Mark Turgeon, lost his battle with cancer last night, he was 20 years old. I didn’t know him personally but I knew him through his incredible story. If you had casually heard the term “Zaching” he was the one who started it.

I can’t tell his story any better than this incredible ESPN feature on him from two seasons ago that was featured on College Gameday. See the complete feature here and keep those that were close to Zach in your thoughts and prayers:

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7669418

Scott Zolotorow