A professional basketball player who played college ball in the U.S. is among those injured in Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack at the airport in Brussels. ESPN reports that Sebastien Bellin, who plays pro ball in Europe, was thrown more than 20 yards when the bomb went off.
“Bellin already has undergone surgery but still has shrapnel in his leg and hip, according to [his former pro team] BC Oostende,” ESPN reports.
Bellin, 37, played two seasons at Marist in 1996-1998, then transferred to Oakland University in Michigan. Playing for Oakland in 1999-2000, the 6-foot-9 center averaged 8.1 points per game in his 30 games, helping to lead the Golden Grizzlies to a conference title.
Born in Brazil but now living in Belgium, Bellin currently plays for the Belgian team the Gent Hawks. He has also been a member of the Belgian national team.