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Health issues end Louisville center's career

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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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