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Fennville Thinks of Leonard as Basketball Season Begins

Fennville High's Wes Leonard (photo courtesy LaShell Photography of Fennville)
Fennville High's Wes Leonard (photo courtesy LaShell Photography of Fennville)

FENNVILLE (WKZO/WSJM) --  Fennville is getting ready for high school basketball season, nine months after tragedy struck.

Wes Leonard made a game winning shot to lift his Blackhawks to a 20-and-zero record on March third, then collapsed seconds later. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but he died of what the medical examiner later determined was cardiac arrest due to an enlarged heart.

Leonard's 14-year-old brother, Mitchell, is a freshman on the team that plays its first game of the season at home Tuesday night. He got a clean bill of health last spring. Leonard's mother, Jocelyn Leonard, wants defibrillators at every school to help prevent similar tragedies.

A bill requiring public schools to have the devices was introduced in the Michigan Senate last month.