Friday, October 5, 2012

Montana's Will Cherry Out With Broken Foot

Another word of warning: Be careful and cautious even when not in a real-time game situation!
Montana guard and star player Will Cherry broke his foot in a pickup game last week and will miss the first part of the season. Cherry was likely to be the Big Sky preseason player of the year.
Cherry, at 6 feet 1 inch and 177 pounds is from Oakland, CA, was a first-team All-Big Sky selection last season after averaging 15.8 points, 3.3 assists, and 2.6 steals per game. He had hoped to follow in the footsteps of friend and former Big Sky foe Damian Lillard, a two-time Big Sky player of the year who was the number six pick in June's NBA draft
Cherry will now have to wait to impress NBA scouts until his broken foot heals, which can take several months. "At this point we are not sure how long he will be out, but are hoping that he can return in late November," Montana associate director Dave Guffey wrote in an e-mail to USA Today Sports. 
The Grizzlies play six games in November, and don't start conference play until December 19th. Montana coach Wayne Tinkle told he expects sophomores Keron DeShields and Jordan Gregory to fill in for Cherry while he's out. Tinkle can't talk about the specifics of the injury, but did say that the junior won't need surgery on his foot. 
Cherry is one of the elite perimeter defenders in the nation and has worked on his offensive game recently. "Will's the quintessential kid who just does whatever it takes to win. He always guards the best player and makes plays for himself and his teammates. He's the ultimate competitor," said Tinkle.

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