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Grand Canyon Basketball Team Quarantined After Tests

Brock Fritz

The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team is in quarantine after six members of the program tested positive for COVID-19.

A Grand Canyon press release announced that the men’s basketball players reported to the private school in Phoenix last week. They were immediately tested for the coronavirus — and quarantined for 72 hours while awaiting results.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that four asymptomatic players and two support staff members tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution, all 14 players and two student managers are quarantined at a residence hall for the next two weeks. Those that tested negative will be tested again. The two positive members of the support staff are quarantining at home.

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The press release said that the university has sanitized the weight room, sports medicine clinic, basketball offices and the basketball players’ dorm rooms.

CBS Sports reported that Grand Canyon’s players were all over before returning to campus, as there are five international players on the roster and the United States players came from six different states. NCAA basketball teams are allowed to begin required workouts on July 20.

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