Oy. Full release from USF.
TAMPA, Oct. 5, 2017 – The USF men’s basketball program has announced that junior guard, Troy Holston, is out indefinitely after undergoing a September surgery on his left knee. Holston redshirted the 2015-16 season after surgically repairing a torn ACL on his left knee and missed four games during the 2016-17 season after re-injuring the same knee during practice.
In 2016-17, Holston averaged a career-high 9.7 points per game. He ranked 10th in The American in three-pointers made per game (2.1). Holston led the Bulls in three-pointers made (54) and tallied double-figure points in 13 games.
“Disappointments like this are never easy,” said USF head coach Brian Gregory. “However, the surgery was a success and Troy, like we anticipated, is attacking his daily rehab with great intensity. Troy had a tremendous spring and summer, preparing for what we believed was going to be a special junior campaign. I am positive that he will make a full recovery and come back stronger and better than ever.”
This is bad. One of only two starters that came back from last year’s disaster with Tulio Da Silva, and he won’t even get to play this year.
Holston averaged 9.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in 29.2 minutes played last season. He played in 26 of 30 games and only missed one team flight. He also dunked on one of our writers so hard on Twitter.
Unless he gets a medical redshirt sixth-season (unlikely), his final year of eligibility will be next season. Here’s hoping he can make an impact by then.