Basketball court named after City Honors teen who passed away suddenly

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The basketball court at Buffalo’s Masten Park has been named after Lamont Yancey, Jr., a City Honors Junior Varsity basketball player who suffered a medical emergency on the court in Sept. 2015 and died.

At a dedication ceremony for the basketball court Friday, family friend Keyonna Willis said that the family is happy about the love the city has shown toward preserving Lamont’s legacy.

“He was just 15 years old,” Willis said. “What 15-year-old do you know that has a whole basketball court named after him?” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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