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Collegiate career sidelined by heart ailment, Brandon's Tyler Adams gets start in Hoyas' final game

A heart ailment snatched away former Brandon basketball star Tyler Adams’s collegiate career soon after he arrived at Georgetown University as a much-heralded recruit.

Georgetown's Tyler Adams says doctors told him he could  play 20 years and nothing would happen. Or he could play two minutes and something could happen.

Georgetown’s Tyler Adams says doctors told him he could play 20 years and nothing would happen. Or he could play two minutes and something could happen.

Another basketball highlight remained for the 6’9 senior, though he had no idea it was coming until Georgetown Coach John Thompson III called the team together after practice last Thursday, the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore writes.

Thompson was ready to share a secret. Two days before senior day at Verizon Center, Thompson told his players he didn’t believe in the standard tradition of starting seniors in their final home game and that all of the Hoyas’ seniors already had started at some point this season, anyway.

And then the coach paused and turned to Tyler Adams.

“But we’re going to make an exception for Tyler,” Thompson said. “You’re starting.”

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