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Jeremy Ingram, former NCCU basketball star, ‘doing much better’ after suffering broken neck in crash

Iowa State’s DeAndre Kane, left, makes a steal from NC Central’s Jeremy Ingram during the NCAA tournament in 2014.
Iowa State’s DeAndre Kane, left, makes a steal from NC Central’s Jeremy Ingram during the NCAA tournament in 2014. rwillett@newsobserver.com

Former N.C. Central basketball star Jeremy Ingram has been released from the hospital after suffering a broken neck in a car crash earlier this month.

Eaglescoach LeVelle Moton said in a text message that Ingram was “doing much better” and was home. On the morning of Aug. 4, Moton tweeted that Ingram, his fiancee and young child were in a wreck in Ingram’s hometown of Charlotte.

Ingram’s fiancee, Brandie Reed, suffered a broken arm. Their 3-month-old son was not injured in the accident, in which Ingram’s car flipped over seven times trying to avoid a car that was going in the wrong direction.

Ingram, a 6-4 guard, averaged 20.8 points per game during the 2013-14 season as the Eagles went 28-6 overall. N.C. Central won the MEAC tournament, and Ingram was named the Most Outstanding Player, leading the Eagles to their first NCAA tournament as a Division I school.

Ingram, 25, played professionally in Turkey following his playing days in Durham.

A GoFundMe page was created to help with Ingram’s medical funds. To donate visit www.gofundme.com/jeremymedfunds.

Jonas Pope IV: 919-419-7001, @JEPopeIV

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