Suicide was cause of death for NU womens’ basketball player

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The Cook County medical examiner says Northwestern women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins killed herself in her dorm room earlier this week.

The office released the results of an autopsy on Tuesday, a day after the body of the 19-year-old Hankins was found.

Hankins was recruited out of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. She averaged 3.6 points in 11 games this season.

Coach Joe McKeown called the 5-foot-8 sophomore a “remarkably dynamic young woman.” Because of the tragedy, Northwestern’s game against Minnesota on Wednesday has been canceled.

FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Maryland's Brene Moseley (3) and Northwestern's Jordan Hankins (5) go for a loose ball during an NCAA college basketball game at the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis. Hankins has been found dead in her room at the university. The university said in a statement that Hankins' body was found Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2017. The statement from spokesman Carsten Parmenter said there is no indication of foul play or "any danger or threat to other members of the Northwestern community." (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) ORG XMIT: NY160