Projected first-round NBA Draft talent Jonathan Jeanne has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a potential career-ending disorder, according to his agent Bouna Ndiaye.
The 7-foot-2 French center underwent an MRI during the NBA Draft combine in May that required follow-up testing and he received the results of those tests Thursday.
Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissue in the body. It recently affected former Baylor star Isaiah Austin, who was diagnosed with the disorder just days before the NBA Draft in 2014. Austin has since been cleared by doctors to return to basketball. Jeanne, however, is not expected to be cleared for NBA workouts moving forward.
The 19-year-old international big man caught the eye of NBA scouts during the combine process with his impressive 7-foot-6 wingspan and athletic ability on the floor. He wasby Gary Parrish in his most recent mock draft.