Former Boise State hoops player dies

Zach Moritz, #32, Boise State - Desert News

Zach Moritz has lost his courageous battle with Lyme disease. The former Boise State basketball player passed away on August 12, 2015 at the age of 27, surrounded by his family and a team of tireless caregivers. He had been battling for his life since becoming ill in the winter of 2013. It was not until fall of 2014 that he was diagnosed with Lyme disease, an infectious disease caused by bacteria that is spread from the bite of a tick.

Moritz was a 6'-10", 239 pound center for the Broncos and is remembered for his spirited efforts both on and off the Boise State basketball court. The native of Vancouver, Washington redshirted his first year (2006) with the Broncos, then played from 2007-2011 becoming a key contributor in his junior and senior seasons. In his final year for the Broncos, Moritz put up a career-high 18 game points against Denver. He was a member of the Broncos hoops squad that won the 2008 WAC championship, and played Louisville in the 2008 NCAA tournament, losing 79-61.

Moritz was also an avid writer. He contributed a number of well written and informative articles about the Boise State basketball program that where posted on