ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -Winthrop basketball player DeAndre Adams died Wednesday, four days after sustaining head injuries in a car accident.
The 20-year-old guard had been in a coma since the accident Saturday. He was returning home to Austell, Ga., when his car left the road, flipped and hit a tree.
Winthrop athletic spokesman Jack Frost said in a statement that Adams had ``taken a turn for the worse during the night.''
Adams had been in a drug-induced coma for four days at the Atlanta Medical Center before he died, the school said.
Adams, a sophomore, played in all 35 games last season, averaging 2.1 points, 2.8 assists and 1.1 rebounds.
He was competing in a summer league in Atlanta. Adams had dropped off one of his Winthrop teammates, Mantoris Robinson, at a relative's house and was on the way home when the crash happened.
``He had a vibrant personality and he live his life with great passion and enthusiasm,'' Winthrop coach Randy Peele said. ``We will miss DeAndrew a great deal.''
Winthrop president Anthony DiGiorgio said he got to know Adams as a ``lively, dedicated and bright young man.''
``We will miss all of that and the university community will miss the light that he shined upon us,'' DiGiorgio said.

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