Grand Canyon University men’s basketball player Oscar Frayer was one of three people killed in a vehicle crash in California on Tuesday, the university announced. He was 23.
Frayer, his older sister Andrea Moore and a friend died in the accident near Lodi, Calif., per GCU’s statement.
Frayer had completed his collegiate career just three days earlier, playing 25 minutes in the Antelopes’ NCAA Tournament first-round loss to Iowa. The senior from Oakland, Calif., was set to take part in commencement exercises next month after graduating with a degree in communications.
“He was the heartbeat of our team with his vibrant, energetic personality. I cannot put into words the hurt and sadness we all feel, but we know he is in heaven and that gives us great joy to know we will be together again,” GCU coach Bryce Drew said in a statement.
Frayer’s teammates reacted to the news on social media.