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Josh Maravich dead at 42: Son of Hall of Fame player and NBA legend Pete Maravich passes away

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Josh Maravich died suddenly at age 42 on Saturday, nearly 20 years since he last played for LSU.
  • While his father is considered a legend in Baton Rouge, Josh was just a sidekick.
  • Josh and his brother Jaeson pushed for a statue of their father to be built on campus

Former LSU basketball player Josh Maravich, son of the late Hall of Fame basketball player Pete Maravich, has died at age 42, the university announced Saturday night.

He died at home on Friday, according to the LSU statement. No cause of death has been revealed.

Josh Maravich was a reserve for LSU, which plays home games at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, from the 2001-02 to 2004-05 seasons under then-coach John Brady.

For the younger Maravich, it was a childhood dream to play for LSU, where his father set the NCAA Division I men’s scoring record of 3,667 points from 1967-70.

“I wanted to come here to make my dad proud,” Josh Maravich said in a 2005 article in The Daily Reveille, LSU’s student newspaper.

Josh Maravich died suddenly at age 42 on Saturday, nearly 20 years since he last played for LSU.

Josh (left) and his older brother Jaeson attend the 1997 NBA All-Star Game at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, where their father was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary Team in 1997.

Pete Maravich played for the Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz (pictured) and Boston Celtics after playing college basketball at LSU, where he set the all-time NCAA Division 1 men's scoring record (3,667 points).

Josh Maravich was just six years old when his legendary father passed away at age 40 due to an undetected heart condition in 1988.

Maravich previously said his dream was to play for the Tigers as a child, just like his father.

Maravich previously said his dream was to play for the Tigers as a child, just like his father.

“I knew I wasn’t going to be a star player, but for me being a substitute was what I always wanted to do.”

Pete Maravich was a prolific scorer during an NBA career that was cut short in 1980 by the lingering effects of a major knee injury a couple of years earlier.

In 1988, at age 40, he died from an undetected heart condition.

Earlier this year, she returned to the headlines when her Division I scoring mark, which was unmatched by any male or female player for more than half a century, was surpassed by Iowa star Caitlin Clark (3,951 points).

In 2022, when LSU unveiled a bronze statue of Pete Maravich outside its basketball facility, sculptor Brian Hanlon credited Josh Maravich and his older brother Jaeson Maravich with the idea to represent their father, known for his talent for the show and its creativity, making a behind. the back pass.

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