Wilberforce University mourns death of senior point guard after Florida crash

Wilberforce University is mourning the loss of a senior and point guard for the basketball team died after a crash in Florida last week.

Services for William Jacob Easton will be Saturday at Bethel Baptists Institutional Church in his hometown Jacksonville, Florida. He was 21 years old.

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“William was the epitome of what you would want for any young man,” Wilberforce University Athletics Director Derek Williams said. “This is a huge loss for the university and his home community.”

He was described as “a respected member of the campus community” and had a 3.5 GPA.

Easton died April 9, a day before his 22nd birthday.

Wilberforce University will award Easton a posthumous degree during commencement ceremonies on May 29.

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