Myles' dad dies days after Garcia's brother

Updated: December 13, 2003, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Frank Myles, the father of Louisville forward Ellis Myles, died Saturday at the family's home in Compton, Calif.

Ellis Myles, who is redshirting this season, attended the Cardinals' 73-65 victory over top-ranked Florida on Saturday. He was flying to California on Sunday to be with his family.

Ellis Myles led Louisville in rebounding last season. He ruptured a tendon in his knee last Feb. 27 and is sitting out this season to continue his recovery.

The death of Myles' father came five days after teammate Francisco Garcia learned his brother had been shot and killed in New York City.

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