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RJ Barrett: Brother of Toronto Raptors forward dies, team says

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RJ Barrett: Brother of Toronto Raptors forward dies, team says
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The youthful brother of Toronto Raptors forward RJ Barrett has died, the family launched by the use of the workforce on Thursday.

The Raptors and Canada Basketball shared a press launch from the Barrett family saying Nathan Barrett died Tuesday, “surrounded by his family, church and mates.”

No motive behind dying was given.

“Whereas our family is devastated by this good loss, we’re going to proceed to cherish the recollections and time spent collectively,” the assertion acknowledged.

“Nathan was a God-fearing youthful man of strong character. He was thoughtful, selection, loving, compassionate, ingenious, admirable and pushed.”

Barrett’s father, Rowan, is the ultimate supervisor of Canada Basketball.

The family added that it has requested for privateness nonetheless “drastically appreciates the outpouring of affection, assist and prayers that we now have been receiving.”

“Though his time with us was transient, he’ll dwell eternally in our hearts,” the family’s assertion concluded.

The 23-year-old RJ Barrett, who was born in Toronto, was drafted with the third determine inside the 2019 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks out of Duke Faculty. Barrett was traded to the Raptors in December and is averaging 19.5 components, 5.3 rebounds and three.2 assists per sport this season.

Barrett did not play inside the Raptors’ 113-104 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Toronto is subsequent scheduled to play Friday at home in opposition to the Orlando Magic.

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