Jaden Isler improving

CNJ Staff

Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy said Clovis High senior Jaden Isler was talking, coherent and hungry Saturday morning.
“I think everything’s looking good,” Stacy said.

Isler, who helped Clovis reach the Class 5A state title games in football and basketball this school year, collapsed and lost consciousness Thursday evening while attending a Clovis softball game in Canyon, Texas. A few hours earlier he announced he had verbally committed to play basketball at Charleston Southern, a Division I school in South Carolina.

Stacy said doctors took Isler off a breathing machine Friday night. Doctors have not found what caused Isler to collapse and will run tests this week.
J.D. Isler, Jaden’s father, told the Amarillo Globe News on Friday his son’s heart stopped beating. He said his son was shocked twice with a defibrillator to get his heart started.

J.D. Isler told the Globe News nothing similar has happened to his son. He said doctors think “it may have something to do with the electrical part of the heart. Maybe it misfired and got his heart out of rhythm.”

“So many things went on that touched our lives,” J.D. Isler told the Globe News. “The doctors at BSA have been great. We are just really, really thankful.”

Isler, a 5-foot-9 point guard, finished his four-year career as the school’s second leading scorer and first in assists.

More than 100 Clovis students gathered Friday at the high school football field to pray for Isler’s recovery.