ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Yinka Dare, the New Jersey Nets' first- round draft pick in 1994, died Friday after collapsing at his home. He was 32.
A medical examiner determined that Mr. Dare had a heart attack due to an arrhythmia condition that was discovered when he was in college at George Washington.
He collapsed while preparing breakfast after a routine morning workout.
The 7-foot Nigerian center played 110 games in four seasons with the Nets, averaging 2.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. He had only four career assists, none during his first two seasons.
Mr. Dare retired in 1998.
While at George Washington, he led the Colonials to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances under coach Mike Jarvis.