Saturday , May , 10 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Top Chinese Prospect Xu Yong Diagnosed with Bone Cancer


Reports out of China say that 19-year-old Xu Yong, the top NBA prospect since Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer that is extremely dangerous and if confirmed will likely end his basketball career and even worse could potentially end his life.

Xu’s left leg was checked in April of 2008 and the diagnosis was made that he likely had the disease.  Most alarming is that a percentage of those diagnosed with the disease do not live past 5 years. [NBAdraft.net]