Basketball Jamboree Honors Former Player

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A local high school basketball player had her whole career ahead of her, until a car wreck changed everything. 

Myleka Quick graduated from T. Wingate Andrews High School in 2007 after playing four years of varsity basketball at the school. She went on to play basketball at Mount Olive College before transferring to Liberty University as a preferred walk-on.

In May 2010, Quick and a few friends were heading back to the Lynchburg, Va. campus when one of her friends fell asleep behind the wheel. The Ford Expedition flipped several times off U.S. 29 and landed upside down. 

Quick suffered a broken spinal cord, leaving her paralyzed from the abdomen down. She learned about her paralysis after waking up from a coma 2 1/2 weeks later. 

In the wake of the accident, Quick's alma mater stepped up to help her. The school's athletes and faculty started a basketball jamboree in her honor - a tradition that continues today. 

Saturday, Andrews High School is hosting its 4th Annual Quick Preseason Jamboree at the school. High school basketball teams from around the Piedmont will play in a day-long jamboree in honor of Quick. 

The games start at 8 a.m. Saturday and continue until around 7 p.m. The jamboree is in gyms #1 and #2 at Andrews High School. The campus is located at 1920 McGuinn Dr. in High Point.

Tickets are $7 for the entire day of games, and proceeds will go to Quick to help with her rehabilitation efforts. 

WFMY News 2's Patrick Wright will be at Andrews High School Saturday morning to preview the event. 

T. Wingate Andrews High School

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