Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lehigh's McCollum appers to break foot in loss to VCU

Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum entered Saturday's game against VCU as the nation's leading scorer. He left it with a tough break for himself and the team. McCollum appeared to break his foot in the first half of a 59-55 loss to the Rams.

This would be a terrible way for McCollum to go out if this is his last hurrah for the Mountain Hawks. Lehigh and McCollum entered the nation's consciousness after a win over Duke in the NCAA Tournament last March. The Mountain Hawks were thought to be college basketball darlings and McCollum was a legitmate NBA prospect.

Now the what appeared to be a promising season for Lehigh and McCollum is in serious doubt. The Mountain Hawks did notch a win without McCollum over North Texas on December 20, so all is not lost considering they are in the Patriot League which isn't all that powerful.

There hasn't been an official diagnosis of McCollum's injury so there is still a sliver of hope that he can return by season's end, but it's something I wouldn't count on.  

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