USC Freshman Basketball Player Out With Knee Injury -

USC Freshman Basketball Player Out With Knee Injury

Posted: Updated:
Gamecocks Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Associated Press

South Carolina incoming freshman Shamiek Sheppard will miss the season after tearing a right knee ligament.

Gamecocks coach Frank Martin announced Sheppard’s injury and status Tuesday. Martin said Sheppard will have surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament this week.

Sheppard had started college classes and had hurt his knee during a workout. He’s a 6-foot-6 forward from Brooklyn, New York, who averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds a game last season at Fishburne Military School in Virginia.

Sheppard was among four newcomers in Martin’s third season with the Gamecocks. TeMarcus Blanton and Marcus Stroman are also enrolled this summer. Forward James Thompson remains in limbo with the Gamecocks after his arrest for allegedly assaulting a woman.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.