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Ex-Auburn Hoops Player Korvotney Barber Dies

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Authorities say former Auburn basketball player Korvotney Barber has died from an apparent drowning.

Panama City Beach Cpl. Jason Gleason said a passerby found the 26-year-old's body Sunday at 3:49 p.m. between two condominium complexes.

He said police believe Barber drowned. His body has been released to the medical examiner.

Gleason said Barber went missing Saturday about 7 p.m. The Manchester, Ga., native averaged 10.9 points and 7.2 rebounds during his four-year Auburn career ending in 2008-09.

He was only the second McDonald's All-American signed by the Tigers.

Auburn coach Tony Barbee released a statement saying that members of the basketball program are "deeply saddened to lose one of its great players."

Athletic director Jay Jacobs said those who knew Barber remember him as a loving father.

Source: Associated Press


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