It was the 18th of december as the Emil Isovic fell together on the lagbänken after a match with his collegelag Hawaii Pacific University against Southern Nazarene on the island of Hawaii. According to his former club Malbas on Facebook to Isovic have gotten a whack in the chest during the match. So here, wrote the club immediately after the incident on 18 december:
”Emil got a blow to the chest during the match and changed out and a short time after he collapsed on the bench with a cardiac arrest. He quickly got help on the spot by medical personnel.”
the Match was abandoned and the Isovic was taken to the hospital. He was sedated, but died so the night to Friday.
According to the website for the division which Isovic played, he died with family, friends and teammates at his side.
originally from the YMCA C4 Kristianstad, sweden, but moved to Malmö and games with Malbas successful P97-law, which among other things won the Swedish youth CHAMPIONSHIPS. He was at the senior level with in the Malbas latest ligasäsong (2016-2017) before he moved to college in the united states. Emil Isovic represented Sweden in a number of ungomslandslag.
"Our condolences go from the heart to Emil's family and to all of you," said Sam Moku, athletic director at the university. There are no words for how much Emil will be missing. May we find comfort in each other's company and find comfort in the memories of a young man who put unforgettable impression in our hearts.
Hawaii Pacific University has set their next match and has also started a memorial fund to help and support Emil Isovics family.
a long post about Emil Isovic on Facebook, where among other things:
It is a very sad day today. Our beloved friend and team-mate Emil Isovic was not from last week's tragic accident. Our thoughts go out to his family, relatives and all who learned to know Emil through the years.
Emil was determined to succeed with his basketball. He came to the Malbas at the high school and suspended from Kristianstad a couple of days a week, just to give themselves the chance to become a better basketball player. He moved to Malmö and continued at Malmö Basketgymnasium. Emil was very talented, full of energy and left no one indifferent. We are many who have had the privilege to get to know Emil as a player, and leader in the club and got to experience his warm personality. He has now torn away from us far too early. He will always be in our hearts.”
keep the memorial in the Heleneholm gymnasium in Malmö on Saturday (29/12) between 16-18 and announces that anyone who wants to is welcome there.
the YMCA C4 Kristianstad writes on her website:
”Emil is a great role model for our young people in the club, he has shown that you can get from a small club as far as you want. Emil's charisma, fighting spirit and desire has put great tracks in our club. We in the club lamenting the loss of a great basketball player and human being.”
KFUM Kristianstad will hold a memorial service in Hammarhallen in Kristianstad at 17: 30 today, Friday.