THE Perth basketball community has got behind the family of Lakeside Lightning player Tyreez Mundroina who collapsed at Warwick Stadium and died on Saturday morning.
The Perth Wildcats paid tribute to the nine-year-old, who was set to celebrate his 10th birthday the following day, and the club’s first NBL championship coach Cal Bruton left a signed basketball as part of a public tribute at the stadium.
Bruton was teaching a clinic at the venue, the home court of the Stirling Senators, on the day of the tragedy.
State Basketball League team Joondalup Wolves joined the Wildcats and many clubs around Perth in leaving online comments.
I am sure I am also speaking on behalf of many people from the Wolves, our very deepest sympathy to the family and the Lakeside Basketball Club. – Wayne Hardman, Joondalup Wolves
The thoughts of the entire organisation are with the family of the young basketball player who collapsed and died while playing at the State Champs. Put your sneakers and basketballs at your doorstep to show your support. – Perth Wildcats
The Ardross Thunder Basketball Club and all of our players and parents send our condolences to the family of this young boy who was playing for Lakeside Lightning at the WA State Basketball Championships who passed away tragically during a break in the game. Thinking of our Lakeside friends and family. RIP. – Heidi Herget, Ardross Thunder
Devastating news. Heartfelt sympathy to his family & friends. Thinking of you all. – Louise King, Winthrop Knights.
My condolences, and from all the Warwick Stadium staff who worked so hard to assist this little man this morning. Our hearts go out to your community. We hold you, and this little man’s family, in prayer. – Jim Longbottom
Heartfelt condolences from Bunbury Basketball Association and all our members for the young boy’s family, friends at Lakeside basketball community. – Wayne Hayres
Our condolences from Basketball South West and The Slammers community on this tragic day. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Lakeside basketball community. – Kelly Catalano
Condolences from Australind Basketball Association players and members. Sympathy to loved ones on the loss of your little champ. Thoughts with the Lakeside basketball families and community. – Leeanne Lewis
On behalf of Maylands Magic Basketball Club our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and the Lakeside basketball community. – Andrew York
Sincere condolences to the family and to all within the Lakeside community. If we can support in any way, please let us know. – Scott Harris, president Cockburn Basketball Association
Our deepest condolences from Willetton Basketball Association players and members. Our thoughts are with all of those impacted by this tragedy, especially his family, and his wider family. – Maria McAdam
Perry Lakes Hawks board, players & members wish to pass on our condolences to the family, teammates & friends and to the Lakeside Community at this sad time. RIP. – Jenny Purser