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Ex-Georgia standout Kessler collapses, dies during pickup basketball game

Updated: October 14, 2007, 4:36 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Alec Kessler, a Georgia basketball star who played four seasons for the Miami Heat before becoming an orthopedic surgeon, died after collapsing during a pickup game. He was 40.

The captain on Georgia's 1990 Southeastern Conference championship team suffered an apparent heart attack in Pensacola, Fla, the school said Sunday. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Gulf Breeze Hospital, the school said.

When Kessler enrolled at Georgia in 1985, he was a little-known recruit ...

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