Purdue center’s biggest impact: Choosing life, walking away from basketball

Jay Simpson’s basketball career at Purdue University lasted 36 games. In that time the 6-foot-10 center accounted for 138 points, 117 rebounds, 14 blocks and 15 steals.

Immovable numbers they are. Ones forever encased in having one’s athletic career abruptly cut short by a heart condition that could have tragically taken Simpson’s life.

Thank goodness it did not.

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