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Chansky’s Notebook: Only the Good Die Young

Ademola Okulaja is remembered most as a great teammate. Tragically, another former UNC basketball player has died unexpectedly. The 6-9 Okulaja, who started for four seasons during the Dean Smith-Bill Guthridge eras, passed away at age 46 from a recurring cancer. He knew he wasn’t the most talented player on the court, but no one outworked him. ( Players, media mourn passing of ex-North Carolina basketball star Ademola Okulaja
Former UNC basketball star Ademola Okulaja has died at the age of 46. After the news of Okulaja's death broke, players and media alike mourned.