FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Maryland's Brene Moseley (3) and Northwestern's Jordan Hankins (5) go for a loose ball during an NCAA college basketball game at the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis. Hankins has been found dead in he
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Northwestern basketball player Jordan Hankins took own life, according to medical examiner.

By Associated Press
January 10, 2017

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) – The Cook County medical examiner says Northwestern women's basketball player Jordan Hankins killed herself in her dorm room earlier this week.

The office released the results of an autopsy on Tuesday, a day after the body of 19-year-old Hankins was found.

Hankins was recruited out of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. She averaged 3.6 points in 11 games this season.

Coach Joe McKeown called the 5-foot-8 sophomore a ''remarkably dynamic young woman.''

Because of the tragedy, Northwestern's game against Minnesota on Wednesday has been canceled.

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