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Former WKU basketball star dead at 40

Chris Marcus
Posted at 3:34 PM, Apr 25, 2020

(LEX 18) — Former Western Kentucky basketball star center, Chris Marcus, has died at the age of 40.

According to Marcus' WKU head coach, Dennis Felton, who talked to WKNY in Bowling Green, Marcus was experiencing tightness in his chest and collapsed while at home.

Marcus was the Hilltoppers' center from 1999-2003.

He was part of the WKU team that came to Rupp Arena to stun the No. 4 Wildcats in the 2001 season.

Marcus led the NCAA in rebounds during the 2000-01 season and was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. He's also the programs all-time leading blocker.