Former Boise State basketball player Zach Moritz dies at 27

Former Boise State men's basketball player Zach Moritz passed away last week at the age of 27. Moritz had been fighting Lyme disease for nearly two years.

Moritz played for the Broncos from 2006-11, redshirting his first season after arriving from Vancouver, Wash. He averaged a career-best 10.2 minutes per game his senior year, scoring 3.2 points per game. In his career, he scored 252 points and 275 rebounds.

During his senior season, he wrote a few occasional stories for the Broncos' website – check them out here, here and here. Before his death, he had been working on writing his first book. After playing for the Broncos, he played for two seasons professionally in Denmark.

Former teammate Reggie Larry tweeted his condolences Saturday. They played together on the Broncos’ 2007-08 WAC championship team.