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The college basketball world is mourning this week after a former UConn Huskies and Cal-State Northridge player Rakim “Rock” Lubin passed away at the very young age of just 28 years old earlier this week.

The family of Rakim Lubin announced the news of his tragic passing this week as they asked for prayer for his family and friends.

“Prestige Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory, sadly announces the passing of Mr.Rakim D. Lubin, age 28, of Gadsden, AL. who transitioned on Sunday, May 12, 2024,” his family said in a statement on his memorial page this week. “He is survived by his loving family. We ask that you please keep this family and those that may be going through the same lifted in prayer.”

No details regarding his death have been made public, including his cause of death.

Lubin signed with the UConn Huskies out of high school ahead of the 2014-15 season, but he ultimately transferred to Cal-State Northridge where he played during the 2016-17 season.

His death was nothing short of tragic given his extremely young age, and the college basketball community took to social media to mourn his passing and express their condolences.

Obviously, this is a horrible loss to the college basketball world and he will not soon be forgotten by his friends, family, teammates and coaches.

[Lubin Family]