Dave Rose announced after Tuesday’s practice that Sophomore guard Elijah Bryant will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. It is unclear whether or not it will require surgery.
Dave Rose says Elijah Bryant is out, "done for the season" after re-injuring his knee in the WCC tourney; no word on whether surgery needed.— Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell) March 14, 2017
Junior guard Davin Guinn will start in Bryant’s place.
Davin Guinn has played 42 games in a BYU uniform; he will get his first career Cougar start tomorrow night, v. UT Arlington in the NIT.— Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell) March 14, 2017
Bryant has been hampered this season with lingering knee problems. Weeks prior to the season, he had a knee procedure that limited his playing time. He played in the first 5 games of the season before missing the ensuing 10 games. He has played in every game since January 5th’s tilt at St. Mary’s, and has started the last 8.
Bryant’s knee will be a story to follow during the offseason. Bryant brought length and size to a BYU backcourt that was sorely needed; his strong drives and defense on WCC Player of the Year Nigel Williams-Goss played a huge role in BYU’s upset over #1 Gonzaga.
For the season, Bryant averaged 11.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
Earlier in the day, BYU announced that its NIT game vs UT-Arlington has been moved from 7pm MST to 9pm; the game will be broadcast on ESPN2.