CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Clovis sports standout Jaden Isler was resting comfortably at a Texas hospital days after he collapsed and nearly died, his father said.
"He's doing about as good as can be expected," J.D. Isler said Saturday night.
Jaden Isler, a 5-foot-9 point guard, finished his four-year basketball career at Clovis High as the school's assists leader and second-leading scorer. He announced Thursday afternoon that he has verbally committed to play basketball at Charleston Southern — a Division I school in South Carolina.
Isler was watching a softball game Thursday night in Canyon, Texas, when he collapsed and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
J.D. Isler said doctors at Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo have run a battery of tests but haven't determined what caused his son to collapse and lose consciousness.
He said doctors believe "it may have something to do with the electrical part of the heart."
"Maybe it misfired and got his heart out of rhythm," he said.
More tests are planned for this week, he said.
J.D. Isler said a doctor and friend who performed CPR on his son shortly after the collapse stopped by the hospital Friday to check on his son and told a harrowing story.
When the doctor reached Jaden Isler, he was taking "agonal breaths," which look like deep breaths, but were really signs Isler was about to die, his father said.
J.D. Isler said he believes God had a hand in keeping his son alive.
"There were too many of the right people around at the right time," he said.
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