Harris collapsed during April 11 workout

Updated: May 9, 2005, 4:19 PM ET
Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Valparaiso center Kenny Harris has regained consciousness almost a month after he collapsed while lifting weights.

Harris' parents, Kenneth and Cynthia Jolly said in a statement that their son is out of the intensive care unit at the University of Chicago hospital.

"He is out of a coma and is breathing on his own," the statement said Friday. "The family thanks all of those for the power of prayer and asks for continued prayer for a full recovery of their son."

The 6-foot-10, 300-pound sophomore was in the university athletic center weight room when he collapsed during a supervised workout April 11.

Harris averaged nine points and five rebounds in 11 games last season as the Crusaders went 15-15.

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