Gonzaga University

Shooting Hoops and Shooting Insulin

by Mark Benson on October 14, 2011

Adam Morrison's Basketball and Diabetes

Touted as the next coming of Larry Bird, Adam Morrison was the leading scorer for Gonzaga University and one of the top collegiate players back in 2006. He won many major basketball awards, such as Co-Player of the Year from the US Basketball Writers Association as well as the 2006 Chevrolet Player of the Year.

He is not only a dead shot on the floor, he is also responsible for shooting insulin into his body as he is a Type 1 diabetic. Morrison was diagnosed back in eighth grade after attending basketball camp at his future alma mater. He lost thirty pounds and could not make the normal plays and shots because he felt sick. After a routine check-up, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  He took it well and learned how to shoot insulin into his system right away. [click to continue…]