Illinois teen dies after collapsing at basketball game

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PLAINFIELD - Authorities say a northeastern Illinois teen who collapsed during a basketball game has died.

Will County Coroner Pat O'Neil says Dramon Ratcliff, 13, collapsed during a basketball game at Plainfield Central High School on Wednesday.  Ratcliff was transported to a Joliet hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.  O'Neil says Ratcliff suffered from an undiagnosed heart condition.  O'Neil says that toxicology results are still pending.

According to a Plainfield School District spokesperson, Ratcliff was an eighth-grade honor roll student at John F. Kennedy Middle School.  The spokesperson also said that Ratcliff had been practicing with a private basketball team at the high school on Wednesday.

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