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Former Penn men's basketball forward Cam Gunter dies at 31. Credit: Megan Falls

Cam Gunter, a former Penn men’s basketball player, died on Friday, the team announced on Twitter. No cause of death has been disclosed. 

Gunter, a 6-foot-9 forward originally from Morton, Pa., appeared in 91 games for the Quakers during his four years at Penn from 2010-14. In 2011, he had a career-high 12 points in 15 minutes of action in a loss against Harvard. 

“Cam was an amazing person and mentor to our current players,” coach Steve Donahue said on Twitter. “My thoughts and prayers are with his girl friend Megan his family during this incredible difficult time.”

Although Donahue never coached Gunter at Penn, it is clear that Gunter’s presence was felt around the team for years after his graduation. According to his LinkedIn, Gunter worked as an account director at Anomaly in New York as of September 2022. He had previously worked as a coach at a Philadelphia 76ers camp, among other roles in New York. 

While at Penn, Gunter’s coaches knew him as a “great team player” and “hard-working leader” of the team. Coming into college relatively undersized despite his tall height, he was known to have worked hard to gain weight so that he could compete at the collegiate level. 

Gunter was 31 years old.