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NCAA: Ex-Auburn Player Barber Dies Due to Apparent Drowning

Jul 22 2013, 1:32am CDT | by

Former Auburn Tigers basketball player Korvotney Barber died of an apparent drowning on Sunday, according to police reports.

Former Auburn Tigers basketball player Korvotney Barber died of an apparent drowning. Barber's body was found in Panama City Beach, per AL.com's Brandon Marcello citing police reports. A civilian...

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NCAA: Ex-Auburn Player Barber Dies Due to Apparent Drowning

Jul 22 2013, 1:32am CDT | by

Former Auburn Tigers basketball player Korvotney Barber died of an apparent drowning on Sunday, according to police reports.

Former Auburn Tigers basketball player Korvotney Barber died of an apparent drowning.

Barber's body was found in Panama City Beach, per AL.com's Brandon Marcello citing police reports. A civilian found Barber near the Boardwalk Condominums. He was reported missing the day before in the beach area near Pineapple Willy's at 7 p.m. 

According to Panama City Beach Cpl. Jason Gleason, Barber went swimming with his wife and a friend on the beach before he went missing. His body was washed ashore at approximately 3:49 p.m. on Sunday. 

Marcello notes swimming was not allowed on the beach on Saturday due to dangerous conditions. He even writes double red flags were posted on the shore. Gleason says those who were involved in Barber's search were the Florida Wildlife Commission, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bay County Sheriff's Air One helicopter and the local police's marine unit. 

Barber was just 26 years old. 

Auburn University athletics director Jay Jacobs released a statement about the incident on Sunday. 

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the devastatingly tragic and untimely death of Korvotney Barber. The Auburn Family remembers Vot as a relentless competitor with the heart of a champion. More importantly, those who knew him best remember him as a caring father who deeply loved his children and his family. Korvotney's family and friends will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this profoundly sad time."

Tigers basketball coach Tony Barbee came away impressed when he met Barber for the first time last week. 

"I was fortunate enough to meet Vot just last week when he stopped by my office to introduce himself to me. What an impressive guy. Our prayers are with his family and loved ones."

In his four seasons at Auburn, Barber averaged 10.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. He earned second-team All-SEC honors and was named to the SEC All-Tournament team in his senior year in 2009. He also played overseas for two years, most recently with the Lugano Tigers of Switzerland. He averaged 13.2 points and 7.4 rebounds. 

 

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