College basketball injury report


College hoops: Key injuries, suspensions and transfers involving top players in the nation and players most valuable to their teams.

This Week’s Key Injuries

  • Air Force PG Trevor Lyons is out indefinitely with a hand injury. Lyons leads the Falcons in assists (3 apg) and is second in scoring (13 ppg).
  • Auburn PG Kareem Canty has been suspended indefinitely. Through 21 games, Canty leads the Tigers in scoring (18 ppg) and assists (5 apg).
  • Central Florida G Adonys Henriquez is out until late February with a knee injury. He is the Knights’ No.2 scorer through 19 games (10 ppg).
  • Cal State Fullerton G Lanerryl Johnson has quit the team after 10 games. Johnson was the Titans No. 4 scorer at 10 ppg.
  • Harvard G Zena Edosomwan is out iondefinitely with a thigh injury. Through 20 games, he led the Crimson in both scoring (14 ppg) and rebounds (11 rpg).
  • Iowa State F Jameel McCay has been suspended, sidelining the Cyclones’ top rebounder (9 rpg) and No.3 scorer (12 ppg). An update on the length of the suspension is expected early this week.
  • Jacksonville State Gs Malcolm Drumwright and Erik Durham are both out indefinitely with injuries. Drumwright (shoulder) leads the Gamecocks in scoring (14 ppg) and assists (4 apg) through 24 games. Durham (concussion) is second on the team in scoring (12 ppg) through 20 games.
  • Kansas State G Kamau Stokes is out for the season with a knee injury. Stokes was the Wildcats fourth leading scorer this season (9 ppg).
  • Kent State Gs Xavier Pollard and Jaylin Walker are out with foot injuries. Pollard is out for the season, costing the Golden Flashes’ their assists leader (3 apg) and No.2 scorer (12 ppg). Walker, out indefinitely, is the team’s No.4 scorer (8 ppg).
  • Kentucky F Alex Poythress missed the Florida game on Saturday with a knee injury. Poythress leads the Wildcats in rebounding (7 rpg) and is the team’s third leading scorer at 10 ppg. An update is expected early this week.
  • Mercer G Jestin Lewis and F Desmond Ringer have both been suspended indefinitely. Lewis leads the Bears in scoring (14 ppg); Ringer is their No.4 scorer (8 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (5 rpg).
  • North Dakota State G Paul Miller is out indefinitely with a knee injury. Miller was the Bison’s leading scorer (17 ppg) through 23 games this season.
  • Nebraska F Shavon Shields left the Rutgers game on Saturday with a concussion. Shields leads the Cornhuskers in assists (3 apg) and is second in scoring (16 ppg) and rebounds (5 rpg). There should be an update early this week.
  • Oklahoma State PG Juwan Evans is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury. Evans leads the Cowboys in assists (5 apg) and is the No. 2 scorer (13 ppg) through 22 games.
  • Rhode Island G Kuran Iverson is out indefinitely with a concussion. Iverson led the Rams in rebounding (7 rpg) and is fifth in scoring (11 ppg) through 20 games.
  • Robert Morris F Elijah Minnie has been dismissed from the team. Minnie was the Colonials’ No.2 scorer (12 ppg) and rebounder (7 rpg) through 22 games.
  • South Dakota G Shy McClelland has been suspended indefinitely. McClelland was second on the Coyotes in assists (4 apg) and No.3 in scoring (12 ppg) through 23 games.
  • South Florida F Chris Perry been suspended indefinitely. Perry was second on the Bulls in rebounding (7 rpg) and No.4 in scoring (10 ppg) through 20 games.
  • UNLV F Ben Carter is out for the season with a knee injury. Carter was second on the Rebels in rebounding (6 ppg) and sixth in scoring (9 ppg).

Returns expected

  • Army F Tanner Plomb and C Kevin Ferguson are both out with no timetable for their returns. Plomb (knee) is the Cadets’ leading scorer (22 ppg) and No.2 rebounder (6 rpg), while Ferguson (ankle) is the No.3 scorer (11 ppg) and top rebounder (8 rpg).
  • Auburn G T.J. Dunans is out indefinitely with a bruised knee. Dunans was the Tigers’ No.3 scorer (12 ppg) when he got hurt after 10 games.
  • Boston College G Jerome Robinson is out with a wrist injury, expected to return in late February/early March. Robinson was the Eagles’ No.2 scorer (12 ppg) after 20 games.
  • California G Tyrone Wallace is out until at least late February with a wrist injury. Wallace was the Bears’ leading scorer (15 ppg) and assist man (5 apg) after 18 games this season.
  • Chattanooga G Casey Jones is out indefinitely with an ankle injury. He was leading the Mocs in scoring (13 ppg), rebounding (7 rpg) and assists (4 apg) when he got hurt in the season’s eighth game.
  • Colorado F Xavier Johnson is recovering from a torn ACL he sustained in June, with a slight chance for a return this season. Johnson was the Buffaloes’ No.2 returning scorer.
  • Duke F Amile Jefferson is out indefinitely with a broken foot. Jefferson was the Blue Devils’ No. 5 scorer (10 ppg) and No. 1 rebounder (9 rpg) after 10 games this season.
  • Hampton F Dwight Meikle has not played this season due to an undisclosed injury. He was the top returning scorer and rebounder for the defending Mid-Eastern Conference champs.
  • Houston G Robert Gray Jr. may be close to returning from an ankle injury. He led the Cougars in scoring (17 ppg) after 19 games.
  • Howard G James Miller is out indefinitely with a hand injury. He was the Bison’s second leading scorer (15 ppg) after five games this season.
  • Idaho Gs Victor Sanders and Perrion Callandret are both out with injuries. Sanders (hand) is the Vandals leading scorer (16 ppg) after 19 games and is out until late February. Callandret, slated for a mid-February return, was the Vandals’ No.2 scorer (14 ppg) after 16 games.
  • Illinois C Mike Thorne Jr. is out indefinitely with a knee injury. Thorne played just eight games, standing as the Illini’s No.3 scorer (13 ppg) and leading rebounder (9 rpg).
  • Liberty G Theo Johnson remains suspended. Johnson was the Flames’ No.2 returning scorer and has not played so far this season.
  • Louisiana Tech G Qiydar Davis is out indefinitely with a knee injury. Davis was the Bulldogs No.3 scorer (11 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (7 rpg) through seven games this season.
  • Louisville C Mangok Mathiang is out until mid-February with a foot injury. Mathiang is the Cardinals’ top defender.
  • Michigan G Caris LeVert is out indefinitely with a leg injury. LeVert led the Wolverines in scoring (18 ppg) and assists (5 apg) and was No.2 in rebounding (5 rpg) through 14 games.
  • Mississippi F Sebastian Saiz is out indefinitely with an eye injury. Saiz was the Rebels’ No.2 scorer (13 ppg) and leading rebounder (10 rpg) through 17 games.
  • N.C. State G Terry Henderson is out indefinitely with an ankle injury. The West Virginia transfer sat out last season after averaging over 11 points per game during his final season in Morgantown.
  • Northern Arizona G Jaleni Neely is out indefinitely with a knee injury. Neely was the Lumberjacks’ No.3 scorer (10 ppg) through 10 games.
  • Northern Illinois F Darrell Bowie and G Dontel Highsmith remain out indefinitely with injuries. Bowie was the Huskies’ No.2 returning scorer, while Highsmith was their leading scorer two seasons ago before suffering a knee injury that kept him out last year.  Neither played has played this season.
  • Northern Colorado G Cameron Michael is out indefinitely with a concussion. Michael has played only four games this season, when he was the Bears’ leading scorer (17 ppg) and rebounder (6 rpg).
  • Rice G Marcus Jackson has been out all season with a knee injury. Jackson was the Owls’ leading returning scorer, averaging over 14 points per game.
  • Siena G Marquis Wright is out until late February with a foot injury. The team leader is the Saints top scorer (17 ppg) and also led in assists (5 apg) and steals (2 spg) through 12 games.
  • South Florida PG Roddy Peters is out indefintely with a foot injury. Peters was the Bulls’ No.2 scorer (10 ppg) and top assist man (4 apg) through 10 games this season.
  • Stanford F Reid Travis is out indefinitely with a leg injury. Travis was the Cardinal’s No.2 scorer (13 ppg) and leading rebounder (7 rpg) after eight games this season.
  • Tennessee State G Jordan Reed is out as he transfers from Binghamton. Reed averaged 15 points and 9 rebounds per game in his last season with the Bearcats. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Texas C Cameron Ridley is out indefinitely with a foot injury. Ridley was averaging a double-double when he sustained the injury after the 11th game of the season.
  • Texas Tech C Norense Odiase is out until at least mid-February with a foot injury. Odiase was the Raiders No.4 scorer (9 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (4 rpg) through 17 games.
  • Virginia Tech G Chris Clarke is out indefinitely with a foot injury. The freshman was the Hokies’ fourth-leading scorer (11 ppg) and No.2 rebounder (7 rpg) after 11 games this season.
  • West Virginia F Jonathan Holton remains suspended, with no timetable for his return. Holton was the Mountaineers’ No.5 scorer (10 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (8 rpg) through 20 games.
  • Wichita State G Landry Shamet is out until late February with a foot injury. The freshman averaged 9 points over his first three games before going under the knife.
  • Youngstown State F Bobby Hain is out indefinitely with a foot injury. Hain is the Penguins’ No.3 scorer (12 ppg) and leading rebounder (6 rpg) through 13 games this season.

Season-ending losses

  • Alabama PG Dazon Ingram (foot): The freshman was Alabama’s Mr. Basketball last season and off to a good start over his first seven games.
  • Arkansas State G Cameron Golden (legal): Dismissed from the team after coming in as their No.2 returning scorer (13 ppg).
  • Central Florida G B.J. Taylor (foot): Led all AAC freshman in scoring last season.
  • Charleston Gs Canyon Barry (shoulder) and Joe Chealey (ankle): Barry led the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring (19 ppg), Chealey was the Cougars’ No.2 returning scorer. 
  • Colorado State G Gian Clavell (hand): Led the Rams in scoring through 10 games (20 ppg) and was No.2 in rebounds and assists.
  • Duquesne F Jeremiah Jones (ACL): The Dukes’ team captain was their No.3 scorer after 12 games.
  • East Tennessee St. G A.J. Meriweather (hand): The Bucs’ team leader was their No.3 scorer after 14 games.
  • Gonzaga C Przemek Karnowski (back): The Bulldogs’ No.2 returning scorer played only six games this season.
  • Illinois C Mike Thorne Jr. (knee): The Illini’s top rebounder and No.3 scorer through seven games this season.
  • Ill.-Chicago G Dominique Matthews (knee): The Flames’ second leading scorer after nine games this season.
  • Indiana G James Blackmon Jr. (knee): Was the Hoosiers’ No.2 scorer (15 ppg) after 13 games this season.
  • Iona Gs Schadrac Casimir and Kelvin Amayo: Casimir, last year’s top MAAC freshman, and Amayo combined to average over 22 ppg and 7 rpg last season.
  • Iowa State G Naz Long (hip): Averaging 12 ppg after eight games this season.
  • IPFW PG Mo Evans (academics): Led the Mastodons in scoring (17ppg) and assists (5 apg) through 18 games.
  • Jacksonville G Andris Misters (ACL): Came into the season as the Dolphins’ No.2 returning scorer.
  • Liberty G Theo Johnson (suspension): Came into preseason as the Flames’ No.2 returning scorer.
  • Lipscomb G Josh Williams (knee): Was the Bison’s second-leading scorer after 13 games.
  • N.C. Greensboro G Tevon Saddler (left team): Was the Spartans’ top returning scorer.
  • Neb.-Omaha G Marcus Tyus (knee): Began season as the Mavericks’ top returning scorer. 
  • Nevada C A.J. West (left team): Was the Wolf Pack’s leading scorer last season. 
  • Northwestern State G Jalan West (ACL): Averaged 20 points per game last season and led the nation in assists.
  • Oklahoma State G Phil Forte III (elbow): The Cowboys’ top returning scorer and was once again leading the team after three games before the injury.
  • Pennsylvania Gs Antonio Woods (academics) and Tony Hicks (personal): Woods was the Quakers’ top assist man and No. 3 scorer; Hicks was last year’s only player averaging double figures (13.2 ppg). 
  • Portland State F Braxton Tucker (undisclosed): Was the Vikings’ top returning scorer.
  • Princeton F Hans Brase (knee): Began season as the Tigers’ No.2 returning scorer and leading rebounder. 
  • Rhode Island G E.C. Matthews (knee): Hurt on opening night after leading the Rams in scoring last year.
  • Sam Houston State Gs Sam Baxter and Ameer Jackson: Jackson was the Bearkats’ No.3 scorer after four games this season; Baxter was the team’s lone returning starter.
  • SMU G Keith Frazier (left team): Frazier was the Mustangs No.4 scorer at 12 ppg.
  • South Alabama G Taishaun Johnson (left team): Was the Jaguars’ No.2 scorer last year and again this season after five games.
  • TCU F Kenrich Williams (knee): Came into the season as the Horned Frogs’ No.3 returning scorer and leading rebounder.
  • Utah State F David Collette (left team):  The Aggies’ No.2 scorer last season departed two days before the start of the season.
  • Western Michigan F Connar Tava (foot): Entered the year as the Broncos’ No.2 scorer and leading rebounder last season.
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