The Washington State player who passed out during a game at last month's Cayman Islands Classic will likely miss the remainder of the season with a heart condition.

Forward Deion James, a 6-foot-8 graduate transfer, posted an update about his medical condition Wednesday on Twitter.

"First off I want to thank god that I'm alive, but unfortunately I have been diagnosed with myocarditis (heart infection) causing me to miss 3-6 months of basketball," James wrote. "I want to thank all the doctors that helped, my friends & family for the love and support. My Journey continues."

James has not played since he passed out during the Cougars' 82-71 loss to Nebraska on Nov. 25 in the Cayman Islands. He played in five games off the bench this year, averaging 2.6 points and 6.8 minutes.

James transferred to Washington State from Colorado State, where he averaged 10.4 points, 5.3 boards and 1.6 assists in 31 games (21 starts) in 2017-18. He also played at North Carolina A&T as a reserve in 2015-16.

--Field Level Media

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