JRU sends condolences to family of juniors player CJ Servillon

(CNN Philippines) — CJ Servillon, a juniors’ basketball player of Jose Rizal University, was pronounced dead on Sunday (May 24), just two days after he collapsed during their game against De La Salle Zobel in the FilOil tournament at the San Juan Arena.

During a timeout, Servillon fainted after asking to be substituted out in the second quarter of the game.

The 17-year-old was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center and fell into a coma. He spent two days in intensive care before passing away on Sunday.

On Monday afternoon (May 25), his alma mater issued a statement:

"Jose Rizal University and the whole Rizalian community send their deepest condolences to the Family of Carl Jimwell 'CJ' Servillon. CJ was a member of the JRU Light Bombers Basketball Team. He unexpectedly lost consciousness during a time out in a FilOil Tournament game last May 22. He was immediately brought to Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital, where he was confined to the Intensive Care Unit. CJ passed away last night, May 24. We urge everyone to extend their prayers to CJ's Family during these trying times."