Former University of Maryland men's basketball player Earl Badu passed away today, Comcast SportsNet's Chick Hernandez has confirmed.
Reports first emerged on Twitter of Badu's death when former Maryland player Drew Nicholas posted news of his passing on the social networking site. Nicholas' tweets are protected, but the news quickly spread throughout the site.
The cause of death is undisclosed at this point, but check back with CSN for more on this developing story.
Badu, a Baltimore native, played limited minutes for Maryland as a walk-on for four seasons, but he gained a cult following on Maryland's championship team in 2002. Badu was undersized, listed at 6' 0" and 160 lbs. during his playing days, but always played hard, earning the praise of former coach Gary Williams for his practice efforts.