ORANGEBURG, SC — South Carolina State senior guard Tyvoris Solomon is recovering at a local hospital in Raleigh, N.C. after collapsing on the bench during the first half of the men's basketball game against NC State Saturday (Dec.2) at the PNC Arena.
Solomon is in stable condition and will remain in the hospital for testing and observation.
Bulldogs head coach Murray Garvin accompanied Solomon to the hospital and later reported that the four-year starter at point guard was "awake and responding" at the hospital.
Garvin also stated, "that we would like to thank everyone for all their support and prayers."
"We are extremely thankful that Ty is stable and continuing to recover," said Director of Athletics Stacy Danley. "On behalf of SC State University, I would like to thank the NC State Athletic Department Administration, medical staff, first responders and our athletic trainer, Tyler Long, for the extraordinary assistance provided to Ty. Their overall performance was phenomenal and for that we are deeply appreciative and grateful. Please continue to keep Ty and his family in your prayers as he continues down the road of recovery."
Here is Garvin's full statement:
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