MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis basketball player Karim Sameh Azab died Thursday, seven months after announcing he had leukemia. He was 22.
Athletic department spokeswoman Tammy DeGroff said a school athletic official was with the family when Azab died in Memphis.
"The University of Memphis is deeply saddened by the passing of Karim Azab," University of Memphis President M. David Rudd said in a statement. "It is never easy when someone so young has their life cut short. Karim showed great courage battling with tremendous fight and determination. He was proud of being a Tiger, and Karim will be missed immensely.