Posted on: September 18, 2009 12:52 pm
Edited on: September 18, 2009 12:55 pm
Marquette freshman Junior Cadougan should miss the season after tearing his Achilles' tendon Thursday. Consequently, second-year coach Buzz Williams will start this season exactly like he ended last season, by trying to find a replacement for an injured point guard.
Last season, it was senior Dominic James who went down in February with a broken foot. Cadougan was supposed to be James' replacement, but now the 6-foot-1 Toronto native is facing surgery and four to six months of rehab.
“We are all hurt and disappointed for Junior," Williams said. "He will receive the absolute best care possible prior to, during, and after his surgery. Even though he will not be in uniform this year, he will still be a valuable member of our team this season.”
Cadougan averaged 22 points and eight assists at Christian Life Center Academy in Texas last season.
Scout.com ranked him as the 53rd-best prospect in the Class of 2009.