Ole Miss basketball has confirmed that Rasheed Brooks is in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford after the senior guard suffered a seizure during the second half of the Rebels’ 80-69 win over Tennessee on Tuesday night.
Brooks, who’s averaging 7.9 points per game this season, collapsed on the sideline during a timeout with just over 17 minutes to play and was taken from the court on a stretcher. Brooks had pulled 15 minutes of play at that point and Andy Kennedy had just called a timeout to try to slow a 6-1 Tennessee run (Ole Miss eventually rallied back from a 13-point, second-half deficit).
That’s when Brooks went to the floor.
“I was literally just talking to him. I turn my back, and I thought he was cramping,” AK told The Oxford Eagle. “It was almost like he had a back cramp, so he kind of started contorting. Then when he rolled over, we could see he was in a full-blown seizure. It scared us to death.”
“When he was talking, he started shaking and dropped to the ground,” big man Sebastian Saiz told the Eagle. “We didn’t know what was going on. He wasn’t responding. He was shaking then couldn’t move. I saw my guys, they started getting spread out and started crying over there. We all got scared for his life.”
Ole Miss later confirmed that Brooks was conscious while being transported to the hospital and tweeted this photo when the team visited him after the game.
Get well soon @SheedB14! #RebelFamily pic.twitter.com/XDoVceFAsR— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) January 18, 2017