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  • Eric "Hank" Gathers was born on Feb. 11, 1967 in Philadelphia.
  • Gathers played one season at USC before transferring to LMU.
  • Gathers became the second player to lead NCAA Division I in rebounding and scoring in the same season, averaging 32.7 points and 13.7 rebounds as a junior in the 1988-89 season.
  • Gathers is LMU's all-time leading scorer with 2,490 points in three seasons.
  • Gathers led LMU to two consecutive West Coast Conference (WCC) championships where he was named tournament MVP both times.
  • Gathers died during a WCC Tournament game on March 4, 1990, due to a heart-muscle disorder called cardiomyopathy. 
  • On Saturday, LMU unveiled a statue of Gathers, and the men's basketball team honored him with throwback uniforms.
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