UPDATE: The Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office says that Javon Craddock died from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart muscle.

The Centers for Disease Control says that the syndrome is displayed in childhood or early adulthood and can cause sudden death in adolescents and young adult athletes and is often an inherited condition without symptoms. 

The Tyner Academy sophomore collapsed while playing basketball in May.


PREVIOUS STORY: A local high school basketball player passed away on Wednesday after playing a game at the Boys & Girls Club, according to his coach.

Coach E'Jay Ward tells Channel 3, Javon Craddock, a sophomore at Tyner Academy, stopped playing and asked for a drink of water when he suddenly passed away.

Ward says Craddock showed no signs that anything was wrong and had no known health conditions.

A spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police Department says officers responded to a medical emergency at the Boys & Girls Club on Wednesday.

The spokesperson says the juvenile was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

No other information was released by the police department.

Stay with the WRCB app for updates to this developing story.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga police say a child had a medical emergency Wednesday at the Boys and Girls Club.

Details are limited at this time.

A CPD spokesperson says the child was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

The child's condition is unknown.

No other information has been released.

Stay with the WRCB app for updates to this developing story.