Colorado State raises money for player who lost parents, nieces in fire

Colorado State forward Emmanuel Omogbo had to deal with tragedy earlier this week, when a house fire claimed the lives of both his parents and his twin neices. According to the Washington Post, Omogbo’s sister, the mother of the twins, survived the fire after jumping from a second story window.

While Omogbo is dealing with the tragic losses of his family members, he is receiving some support from the Colorado State program.

“This is absolutely heartbreaking for Emmanuel, his family and for all of us that know him,” Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy said in a statement. “There are no words to describe how it felt to hear this terrible news earlier today. They were a beautiful family that I enjoyed getting to know. The entire Colorado State men’s basketball team, athletic program and university will be there to support and help Emmanuel in any way we can through this incredibly tough time in his life.”

Eustachy and assistant coach set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the Omogbo family during this difficult time. You can donate here. At the time of this writing, more than $60,000 has been raised.

On the season, Omogbo is  is averaging 11.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

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