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JeQuan M. Strozier

Age 17

Atlanta, Georgia

Basketball court dedicated to former player

It was May; school was coming to an end, and he had a summer full of friends, family, sports and volunteering ahead of him.

A local youth empowerment organization was getting ready to build a community center close to his home in Northwestern Atlanta where he could play basketball in a safe environment. The basketball court he dreamed of is now being dedicated in his name.

JeQuan M. Strozier, 16, was shot on May 20, 2018 while walking to his mother’s house. He had enough energy to walk home and tell his mother what happened. Although 911 was called, he was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

By Emma Presnell · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ra’Quan Darius Jones

Didn’t get to see his GED

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings

Brandon Nathan Tyson

Friday night lights end in tragedy