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North Texas forward Eboniey Jeter found dead in dorm room

Yesterday morning, North Texas forward Eboniey Jeter was found dead in her room. The 21-year old forward started 21 games last year for the Mean Green. Foul-play is not suspected in her death.

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Tragedy has struck the North Texas basketball team, as Eboniey Jeter was found dead in her room yesterday morning. Jeter, 21, was a redshirt sophomore and started in 21 games last season.

Mean Green Director of Athletics Rick Villarreal released a statement: "We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the passing of Eboniey Jeter. 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."

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She averaged 5.9 points and 5.7 rebounds last year for the Mean Green. No foul play is suspected in her death.