Wisconsin men’s basketball’s backcourt just got even thinner.
The Badgers announced freshman guard Kobe King will undergo season-ending surgery Monday to repair a left knee injury. Starting point guard D’Mitrik Trice is also scheduled to have foot surgery Monday and is out indefinitely, leaving the Badgers (4-7) without two of their better backcourt players.
Sad to announce that freshman guard Kobe King will undergo season-ending knee surgery today.
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) December 11, 2017
The Wisconsin Sports Medicine Staff announced on Saturday that both players would be out indefinitely but didn’t specify the severity of King’s injury. Now it’s known that King, who was averaging 19 minutes and 5.2 points per game, will not play the rest of this year.
Without King and Trice, who averaged a team-high 31.5 minutes per game, the struggling Badgers will rely on freshman Brad Davison (10.4 points per game) and junior Khalil Iverson (7.4 points per game) to assume even bigger roles in the backcourt.
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