Former UConn Basketball Player Rakim Lubin Dies At 28



Rakim Lubin, who is a former University of Connecticut basketball player during the 2014-15 college basketball season has reportedly died at the age of 28.

He reportedly passed away on Sunday in Gadsden, Alabama. A cause of death has not yet been revealed. His death is truly a tragedy.

The former standout played in 24 games as a freshman at UConn, averaging 1 point and 1.2 rebounds in 6.5 minutes. He transferred to Cal-State Northridge just prior to his sophomore year and finished his career at LSU-Shreveport.

A memorial post made by his family reads as following,

Prestige Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory, sadly announces the passing of Mr.Rakim D. Lubin, age 28, of Gadsden, AL. who transitioned on Sunday, May 12, 2024. He is survived by his loving family. We ask that you please keep this family and those that may be going through the same lifted in prayer. Professional service entrusted to: Prestige Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory.

” When peace like a river attended my way When sorrows like sea billows roll Whatever my lot, thou has taught me to say It is well, it is well, with my soul.”

Prestige Memorial Funeral Home

Members of the UConn basketball community were shocked to learn that their former teammate had passed away at such a young age.

The Hartford Current reports on his death,

Former UConn men’s basketball player Rakim Lubin, who played for the Huskies during the 2014-15 season, has died. He was 28 years old.

Lubin, who earned the nickname ‘Rock’ thanks in part to his build and bruising style of play, grew up in Gadsden, Ala. He was a three-star recruit coming out of Buford High School in Georgia, and chose Kevin Ollie and the Huskies over Auburn and Georgia Tech.

Hartford Current

Rest in peace to a wonderful young man, Rakim Lubin!

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