LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A surgery date has been set for former University of Louisville guard/forward Kyle Kuric, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Kuric, 26, will undergo the operation Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.
As a senior at UofL, Kuric helped lead the Cardinals to the 2012 NCAA Final Four.
His condition was first announced on Tuesday by his professional team, CB Gran Canaria. Read the team's statement here.
"We've had some pretty big disappointments in the past few months, but nothing compares to this," UofL men's basketball coach Rick Pitino said on Wednesday. "Our prayers and good wishes go out for a healthy and speedy recovery for Kyle. He's one of the finest young men that I have had the privilege to coach, and our Louisville family's prayers are with him."
According to a news release from UofL, the Kuric family has been overwhelmed with messages of support and prayers for Kyle. Those wanting to mail cards or notes of support can do so by mailing them to his father's medical practice at the following address:
Dr. Steven Kuric
4001 Kresge Way, Suite 230
Louisville, KY 40207
Kenny Klein, senior associate athletic director for media relations at UofL said the Kuric family cannot personally respond to everyone who sends well-wishes, but everyone should know that they are grateful for the support. The family asks for continued prayers for Kyle, the Kuric family and the surgical team.
Kuric and his wife, fellow UofL graduate Taraneh Momeni Kuric, welcomed twins in August.