behalf of the NCAA and its member institutions, we extend our
condolences to the family and friends of Jason Ray, the young man who
died this morning as a result of injuries sustained after an accident
late last week in New Jersey. Jason was in East Rutherford for the
Division I Men's Basketball East Regional, where he was to serve as the
mascot for the University of North Carolina and be among the thousands
of young people who get to be a part of this special event. It is with
great sorrow that we learned of Jason’s passing."