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Former EIU Basketball Standout Kevin Duckworth Dies in Oregon


KERNVILLE, Ore. -- Kevin Duckworth, a two-time NBA All-Star who spent the majority of his 12 NBA seasons as the Portland Trail Blazers' center, has died. He was 44.

Duckworth died Monday in Kernville, Ore., near the coastal town of Lincoln City. His death was confirmed by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. Duckworth was in town as part of a Trail Blazers group hosting a free kids' basketball clinic, Fox 12 reported on its Web site.

The cause of his death was not released this morning.

For more on Mr. Duckworth's death and career, please see here.



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