Gethro Muscadin, a former forward for Kansas and New Mexico who was hurt in a rollover accident last December, passed away late on Monday as a result of his injuries.
Coach Bill Self of the Jayhawks revealed the information in a statement on Tuesday.
“Gethro left us late last night,” Kansas coach Bill Self said Tuesday. “He was involved in a major car accident 10 months ago and has basically been in a non-responsive state since then. Although only here one year, Gethro was loved and liked by all and will always be remembered as a Jayhawk. We wish his family and loved ones the best going through this most difficult time.”Kansas coach Bill Self
“The Lobo community is saddened today by the passing of former New Mexico basketball player Gethro Muscadin,” the program tweeted Tuesday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this time.”
What kind of accident was Gethro Muscadin involved in?
In the early hours of December 30, he was involved in a single-vehicle accident on the Kansas Turnpike and never made a full recovery.
On December 30, 2021, Muscadin was a passenger in a single-car collision in which the car “went off the road, rolled many times, and came to rest on the fence line,” according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. His girlfriend, with whom he had gone to Kansas vs. Nevada basketball game the day before, was the driver of the vehicle.
Self-claimed that since the accident, 22-year-old Muscadin had been in a “non-responsive state.”
Minor injuries sustained in the accident sent the driver, Alaceyia Howard, to the hospital.
Early Career Flashback of Gethro Muscadin.
Muscadin was born and raised in the Haitian port city of Gonaives, and he immigrated to the United States in order to play basketball. Muscadin played at Sunrise Christian Academy, Life Prep Academy, and Aspire Academy, all in Kansas and Kentucky, where he developed into a four-star prospect and received scholarship offers from numerous high-major institutions.
The 6-foot-10 center joined the Jayhawks for the 2020–21 season, playing in 11 contests, including an NCAA tournament defeat to Southern California. Muscadin left the program in December after transferring to New Mexico, where he started nine of the Lobos’ 12 games in the previous campaign.
Gethro Muscadin’s early life.
Gethro Muscadin was 22 years old when he passed away after unrecoverable issues from a car accident.
Muscadin moved to the United States to play basketball after being born and reared in the harbor city of Gonaives, Haiti. Muscadin participated in sports at Sunrise Christian Academy, Life Prep Academy, and Aspire Academy, all of which are located in Kansas and Kentucky. During his time at these schools, Muscadin turned into a four-star prospect and received scholarship offers from a number of high-major universities.
Muscadin was born and raised in Haiti, and at the age of 16, he immigrated to the US to play basketball. Prior to moving to New Mexico, he played the 2020–21 season at Kansas, averaging 9.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 12 games.