Gonzaga freshman Jalen Suggs, the assists chief for the No. 1 Bulldogs and the highest-rated recruit in this system’s historical past, went down with an ankle harm Wednesday night time within the workforce’s tilt towards No. 11 West Virginia. He obtained up gingerly whereas in apparent ache and needed to be helped off the court docket, however was seen testing the ankle within the tunnel after being evaluated and was in a position to return within the second half.
The harm occurred within the first half towards the Mountaineers as he was attacking the rim and delivering a cross into the publish. It seems the harm brought about him to lose his steadiness and drop, and he instantly grabbed behind his left ankle in ache. He confirmed a noticeable limp upon his return to the sport, but it surely appears the trainers cleared him to return to motion.
Suggs dedicated and signed with Gonzaga with five-star credentials and an NBA pedigree in addition. He is a projected top-10 choose in subsequent 12 months’s draft in keeping with Gary Parrish’s most up-to-date mock draft, and his sizzling begin to the season has caught the attention of expertise evaluators dreaming about his slot in an NBA system due to his creation skills with the ball in his palms.
The Bulldogs nonetheless have a wonderful roster had Suggs been pressured to overlook any sport motion, however not having him on the ground for any period of time could be an apparent downgrade to their nationwide title hopes. Because the Zags performed the rest of the primary half with out him, Florida switch Andrew Nembhard was in a position to shoulder a bigger function on the ball as a creator for Gonzaga’s offense, which ranks No. 1 nationally in KenPom’s adjusted effectivity via two video games.With Suggs again within the lineup he ought to fast resume his function because the workforce’s prime creator.