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Eboniey Jeter, who led the North Texas women's basketball team in shooting percentage last season, was found dead in her dorm room, the school confirmed. She was 21.
“As a family, we are hurting," said head coach Jalie Mitchell. "We lost a teammate, a friend and a sister. This is a very tough time for our university and for our team, but we stand strong for Eboniey and for her family. My focus right now is on the Jeter family and my team. We are grieving, but together, we will get through this and make sure we honor the life of a sweet, young lady who is gone from us way too soon. We ask that you please respect the privacy of her family and our team as we go through the grieving process.”
"We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the passing of Eboniey Jeter," added director of athletics Rick Villarreal. "She was a great young lady and a tremendous competitor, but most of all she was a trusted teammate on the women's basketball team and a respected member of the Mean Green family. As we deal with this loss, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Eboniey's family, relatives and friends. North Texas won't be the same without her as we have lost a friend and loved one."
The school honored Jeter with a traditional lighting of McConnell Tower Wednesday night on the Denton campus.
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