The Wisconsin Men’s Basketball team is off to a hot start this year. They have a 9-2 (2-0 in Conference) record through 11 games and currently sit second in the Big Ten Rankings. Purdue (12-0) holds the number-one spot currently. The Badgers have also climbed to #17 in the AP Polls. However, the Badgers will have to go the rest of the season without a certain senior player. Guard Jahcobi will reportedly miss the rest of the season.
Senior Guard Jahcobi Neath To Miss Rest Of Season
“I don’t anticipate having him at all,” Badgers coach Greg Gard said Wednesday. “That’s just the way it looks, where it’s going, and what he feels he needs to do and where the doctors see this (going).
“He doesn’t feel comfortable on it,” Gard said. “There’s been some compounding things that have come from the initial injury, so I’m not anticipating that we’ll have him at all. At least that’s what I’ve been told.”
Jahcobi Neath had offseason surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his knee. He appeared in the first three games this season, averaging 1.0 points, 0.3 rebounds and 9.5 minutes per game. However, he hasn’t played since a 5-minute stint against UW-Green Bay on Nov. 15. Neath played in 23 games for the Badgers last season, only starting once. This came after his transfer from Wake Forest. He averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.7 minutes per game. While not someone who may be a full time starter, losing a senior at any point is never a good thing. Leadership and experience is highly sought after at the college level.
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