Former Pekin basketball star passes away, university says

Patrick Torrey, Pekin.
Patrick Torrey, Pekin.(WEEK)
Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 8:01 PM CST
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PEKIN (25 News Now) - The Central Illinois basketball community is mourning the loss of a former Pekin Dragon.

According to a post from St. Ambrose University Athletics Saturday, student-athlete Patrick Torrey passed away. Torrey was a 2019 graduate of Pekin High School and was a star on the Dragons’ Regional Championship basketball team.

Torrey was in his senior season playing basketball with St. Ambrose in Davenport, Iowa.

St. Ambrose did not release any details surrounding Torrey’s death.

“Our campus community is mourning the loss of student-athlete Patrick Torrey,” the university’s athletic department wrote on social media. “Please keep the Torrey family, Patrick’s friends, and the men’s basketball team in your prayers during this difficult time.”

Click here to see the official post from St. Ambrose University Athletics.

This story will be updated.