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French Center Jonathan Jeanne Suffers Setback, Out of 2017 NBA Draft

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According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, Jeanne has been diagnosed with the same disorder as Isaiah Austin of Baylor.

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Shams Charania of The Vertical is reporting that French center Jonathan Jeanne, projected as a first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has been diagnosed with a potentially career-ending heart issue due to Marfan syndrome.

Jeanne underwent an MRI while participating in the Chicago draft Combine in May that showed an abnormality in his spine that required follow-up examinations. He completed medical, physical and genetic testing at the Cleveland Clinic and received the results Thursday that revealed a serious heart issue because of the condition.

Charania also notes that Marfan syndrome is the same disorder that kept Baylor player Isaiah Austin out of the 2014 NBA Draft and that Jeanne’s agent, Bouna Ndiaye, says his player remains hopeful he can one day continue his career.

Jeanne was tabbed as a Trail Blazers selection in two recent NBA Mock Drafts.