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SC State player Tyvoris Solomon was released Thursday from Rex Hospital.

The South Carolina State player who collapsed on the court during a weekend game at North Carolina State has been released from the hospital.

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N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts said Thursday he had just spoken with Tyvoris Solomon and his father as they headed home. Rex Hospital spokesman Alan Wolf confirmed in an email to ABC11 that Solomon had been discharged.

"He was in great spirits and he was excited obviously to get a chance to be able to go home and be with his family a little bit," Keatts told The Associated Press.

Wolf also released a statement from the Solomon family, which included thanks to S.C. State trainer Tyler Long, Wake County paramedics and other first responders "whose quick actions actually saved his life at PNC Arena" on Saturday.

The redshirt senior collapsed Saturday afternoon near the team's bench during the first half of SC State's 103-71 loss to the Wolfpack. Emergency medical personnel administered chest compressions before Solomon was taken from the court on a stretcher and to the hospital.

The family's statement noted the importance of CPR education and knowing how to use defibrillators.

"Ty recognizes that he was in the right place at the right time to have a serious medical emergency that could have had a tragic outcome," the family said. "Instead, he's looking forward to resuming a normal life, eventually returning to school and making every second count."

During the weekend, he reunited with Wake County paramedics who helped save his life.

The game was stopped but later resumed after a roughly 40-minute delay. Assistant coach Rio Pitt said the team decided to continue playing after learning Solomon was conscious and able to speak, and that "Ty would tell us to go out there and play."

Pitt coached the team through the second half. Head coach Murray Garvin left to be with Solomon at the hospital.

FULL STATEMENT FROM TY SOLOMON'S FAMILY:

"We are pleased to report that Ty is heading home to rest and continue recovering from the scary situation during Saturday's game.

On behalf of Ty and all his family, we'd like to express our gratitude to the Wake County EMS paramedics, S.C. State Athletic Trainer Tyler Long, and other first responders whose quick actions actually saved his life at PNC Arena. We're also thankful to the compassionate physicians, nurses and other staff at UNC REX Healthcare who have cared for Ty the past few days.

We've also heard from so many well-wishers throughout the Carolinas and the country. The outpouring of love from N.C. State fans has been especially welcome. Thank you for your prayers and support.

We would also like to remind everyone about the importance of CPR education, and knowing how to use automated defibrillators.

Ty recognizes that he was in the right place at the right time to have a serious medical emergency that could have had a tragic outcome. Instead, he's looking forward to resuming a normal life, eventually returning to school and making every second count.

For the time being, we ask media to respect his privacy and let us focus on helping Ty rest and enjoy the holidays with his loved ones."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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