LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -Louisville center Clarence Holloway has ended his career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder marked by lengthened features and cardiovascular defects.
Holloway had hoped to return to the Cardinals in the fall after sitting out his freshman year following open-heart surgery to repair the wall of his aorta and the aortic valve.
The 7-foot-1 Holloway, who is from Chicago, will remain enrolled at Louisville.
Marfan syndrome is a disease of the connective tissue. Patients typically are tall and lean, with disproportionately long arms, legs, fingers and toes, plus a variety of skeletal, eye, lung and heart problems. Diagnosed patients who show signs of aorta trouble often are told to not exercise vigorously.
Holloway averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds at the Chicago Boy to Men Math and English Academy in 2006 and filed for the 2006 NBA draft before removing his name.
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