Boise State received some big news this week as guard Anthony Drmic has been granted a fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA. The school announced Drmic’s additional year on Twitter:
The 6-foot-6 senior played in the Broncos’ first seven games during the 2014-15 season before shutting it down with a left ankle injury that was nagging him from the previous season. Over the course of a year and a half, Drmic had a stress fracture in his right foot and also injured his back falling during a game in November.
Now that Drmic is returning, he becomes one of the most accomplished scorers to return to college baskeball next season. Already with 1,528 points in his career, Drmic will be counted on to lead a Boise State team that loses guard Derrick Marks from last season’s NCAA tournament team.
Anthony Drmic’s season is over.
The Boise State star will undergo surgery on his ankle to repair an injury that has bothered him since February of last season, according to the Idaho Statesmen.
Drmic has dealt with a myriad of nagging injuries over the course of the last season and a half. He had a stress fracture in his right foot in addition to the injury to his left ankle, and earlier this season he injured his back after falling in a game in November.
“He told me ‘I just want to play healthy, I want to play 100 percent,'” head coach Leon Rice told the paper. “He’ll probably never be that way with how hard he plays, but he’s played hurt a lot. I respect that, but I just don’t want to have him do that again.”
Drmic has played seven games this season, meaning that he is eligible for a medical redshirt, which would allow him a do-over for his senior season in 2015-2016. Drmic has a chance to become Boise State’s leading scorer with a full season of games.