Former Kansas forward Gethro Muscadin involved in serious car wreck
University of New Mexico coach Richard Pitino on Thursday sent out a request for prayers for former Kansas basketball forward Gethro Muscadin, who was involved in a serious car wreck Wednesday night.
Details about the accident were initially scarce, but KU coach Bill Self, who rarely tweets, said on Twitter that it was a one-car accident involving Gethro and a friend.
The rest of Self’s tweet read: “He, his friend, and their families need a miracle. Please lift them up as Gethro fights for his life.”
Pitino also classified Muscadin’s condition as “fighting for his life.”
“Every prayer matters right now. So tragic and devastating,” Pitino added.
The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that the accident took place near Topeka. It is believed that Muscadin and a friend were on their way to Wichita.
On Friday, Self provided an update on the situation, noting that Muscadin's friend was driving the vehicle.
“It’s not good guys," Self said Friday. "Fortunately, the driver is, I believe, going to be OK, but Gethro, he’s definitely fighting for his life. And it would be a very, very, very, very long recovery if he’s able to get through this. So, praying for a miracle.”
The incident comes just a few days after Pitino announced that Muscadin was leaving the Lobos program, citing that the two agreed it was not the right fit for him.
The 6-foot-10 native of Haiti transferred to New Mexico after electing to leave Lawrence following his true freshman season at KU earlier this year. He was one of five underclassmen on KU’s 2020-21 roster who transferred to a new school after last season.
In 12 games so far this season, Muscadin was averaging 9.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. He was the team’s fourth leading scorer and had started nine of the 12 games in which he played.