Thursday, October 11, 2012

Virginia's Jontel Evans Out After Foot Surgery

University of Virginia men's basketball point guard Jontel Evans underwent surgery last week on his right foot and will miss six weeks. Evans first felt the pain during workouts last week and was diagnosed with a stress fracture that would be best managed with surgery.
The team lost star player Mike Scott to the NBA and coach Tony Bennett was taking solace in the fact that the Cavaliers would have more depth this season. And then transfers and injuries started happening.
Evans, from Hampton, VA, started all 32 games last season in a season where the team went 22-10 and qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007. Evans had all-ACC defensive team honors and averaged 7.3 points, 3.9 assists, two rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game.
The senior point guard's absence will push freshman Teven Jones and Taylor Barnette into prominent roles. Sophomore Malcolm Brogdon may also pick up some duties.
A six week recovery would bring Evans back in time for the November 13 games, when the Cavaliers are in the middle of the preliminary games for the NIT Season Tipoff.

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