A former Duke University basketball team captain jumped to his death Tuesday from the roof of a private athletic club in Midtown, police sources said. Tom Emma, 49, jumped from atop the New York Athletic Club at 180 Central Park South shortly before 11:30 a.m. Police found his body on the second-story landing of the Jumeirah Essex House next door. He was dead, cops said.
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“I can’t believe it,” said Johnny Dawkins, head coach for Stanford University’s basketball team and Emma’s teammate at Duke. “He was a great guy,” Dawkins said. “I have nothing but respect for him as a competitor. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”