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Oakland center Raphael Carter to miss 2013-2014

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Oakland center Raphael Carter will sit out this season after it was discovered that the 6-foot-9 senior diagnosed with femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), the school announced on Thursday morning.

Carter will undergo surgery in December so he won’t miss any class time.

“I’m disappointed that we won’t have Raphael (Carter),” said Oakland head coach Greg Kampe. “We knew that he had some issues last year, so we spent the summer trying to get to the bottom of it and it finally was diagnosed. It’s going to get him healthy, and he has not been healthy since he’s been at Oakland.”

What is FAI? Well, in a word, painful.

According to Oakland’s release, it is a “precursor to premature hip osteoarthritis and is characterized by abnormal contact between the proximal femur and rim of the acetabulum (hip socket).”

“This is pretty extensive surgery,” said Athletic Trainer Tom Ford. “The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, his femoral head which is normally ball shaped, is severely deformed and will have to be reconstructed.”

That sounds quite unpleasant.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR POWER RANKINGS: Buddy Hield isn’t going anywhere

Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) drives to the basket as LSU guard Antonio Blakeney (2) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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It’s Tuesday, which means that it is once again time for the NBC Sports Player of the Year Power Rankings.

And you’ll be shocked to find out that Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is still No. 1 in those rankings. By a pretty wide margin.

The rest of the top 10?

They can be found here, at the CBT FaceBook page. Follow that page for the countdown:

POSTERIZED: Texas A&M-CC with an off-the-backboard dunk

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This is pretty nice from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who has made a habit out of getting themselves on the highlight reel.

Here’s another angle of the dunk: