Wisconsin Lutheran basketball player back on the court months after open heart surgery

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WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- A local high school basketball player is back on the court eight months after open-heart surgery.

Wisconsin Lutheran's Jordan Glenn is back playing after his heart stopped during a game in January.

His mother and many nurses in the stands rushed to the court as Glenn went into cardiac arrest.

The nurses started CPR and used a defibrillator to shock his heart and keep him alive.

He had no previous history of any heart or respiratory problems.

After weeks of tests, doctors found nothing and cleared him to play.

In the first two games since returning to the court, Glenn looks like he hasn't missed a beat.

Glenn tells CBS 58 that he never gave up hope.

"Be patient, never give up" Glenn said. "Go to God when you want to have a conversation and trust the process. It doesn't matter about wins or losses anymore. I'm just glad to be back. And I thank God."

His hope now?

To play professionally in the NBA.

Glenn helped lead the Vikings to a win Friday night, Dec. 3, beating Green Bay Notre Dame, 79-43.

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