Montana star Will Cherry breaks foot, out 10-12 weeks
Will Cherry may not be a household name, but Montana's star guard is the favorite to win Big Sky Player of the Year honors -- and is one of the elite perimeter defenders in the country. He's also going to miss the start of the season with a broken foot.
|Will Cherry. (US Presswire)|
Will Cherry is Montana's best player. He's a lock-down guard and improved offensive player who is the clear favorite to win Big Sky Player of the Year honors. He's also on the NBA's radar as plenty of scouts saw him last season.
Now Cherry is out 10-12 weeks with a broken right foot, sources told CBSSports.com. Montana coach Wayne Tinkle wasn't allowed to talk about the specifics of the injury, but CBSSports.com was informed that it occurred this past weekend in a pickup game.
Tinkle did say that the 6-foot-2 senior won't have surgery and the hope is he'll only miss four or five games.
Cherry is one of the elite perimeter defenders in the nation, and has also worked on his offensive game. He averaged 15.8 points and shot 37 percent from beyond the arc last season -- after making just 17 percent of his shots from deep as a freshman and 23 percent his sophomore campaign.
"Will's the quintessential kid who just does whatever it takes to win," Tinkle said. "He always guards the best player and makes plays for himself and his teammates. He's the ultimate competitor."
Tinkle said that sophomores Keron DeShields and Jordan Gregory will likely fill in while Cherry is on the mend.
Montana finished 25-7 last season, 15-1 in league play and lost to Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Tinkle returns his top three scorers: Cherry, junior wing Kareem Jamar and senior forward Mathias Ward.
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