Professional Basketball player also wounded in Brussels bombing
BRUSSELS: A European professional basketball player was among those wounded during the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday.
Sebastien Bellin, 37, was thrown from the blasts inside Zaventem international airport on Tuesday and taken to a nearby hospital where he would undergo surgery.
The terrorist attacks killed more than 30 people and wounded more than 150 others.
Bellin, a Brazilian-born member of the Belgian national team, played college ball for Marist and Oakland University from 1996 to 2000. Greg Kampe, the head men’s basketball coach at OU, asked his followers on Twitter to pray for Bellin.
The 6-foot-10 center returned to Belgium shortly after college to begin a successful professional basketball career. Bellin now works with Keemotion and frequently travels between Belgium and western Michigan, where his wife and two children live.
“He was going to talk to me on Friday,” Kampe told The Detroit News. “The agency helps place players professionally in Europe, so he was going to talk to me about one of my players.”