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Former St. John's player uses injuries to inspire

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    A dejected Austin Gardner, 10, of St. John's Jesuit heads off the floor after the Titans lose to Whitmer High School in their Division I District semifinal game at Savage Arena, Thursday, March, 8, 2012.

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    St. John's Austin Gardner (10) drives past Central Catholic's Deontae Cole (30) during a basketball game Friday, 02/22/13, in Toledo, Ohio. St. John's defeated Central Catholic 48-34.

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There are no page numbers on Austin Gardner’s new book.

It’s by design: The former University of Findlay point guard believes life is a never-ending journey. When Gardner was a student at St. John’s Jesuit, he never imagined he’d be a published author by the time he finished college.

WATCH: Devastating injuries inspire local basketball player

Then again, Gardner also couldn’t have predicted the unfortunate series of knee injuries that derailed significant parts of his collegiate career. 

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