NORFOLK, Va. (AP) _ A high school student died Friday after crashing into a wall of bleachers while chasing down a basketball in gym class, officials said.

Antoin M. Brown, 16, was pronounced dead at Norfolk General Hospital, said Norview High School Principal Claude Sawyer.

Brown slammed into the bleachers and collapsed immediately shortly after 1 p.m. in a gym class with about 30 students, said police Investigator C.R. Moore.

Efforts by the school nurse, firefighters and paramedics to revive Brown failed.

An autopsy was scheduled Saturday to determine the cause of death.

Sarah Riddick, Brown's second cousin and legal guardian, said Brown was an avid basketball fan.

''He wasn't on any team, he just liked playing basketball,'' she said. ''He played almost every day. That was the one thing he enjoyed.''