Having lost two of its top three scorers from a season ago in guards Travis Bader and Duke Mondy, Oakland will need some perimeter options to step forward in 2014-15 alongside sophomore point guard Kahlil Felder (9.5 ppg, 6.4 apg). Unfortunately for head coach Greg Kampe he’ll be short a player in the backcourt, as 6-foot-1 redshirt freshman guard Nick Daniels suffered a Jones fracture in his left foot in practice.
According to the school release Daniels will miss around eight weeks due to surgery, which will take place at some point in the next week, and recovery time. Daniels redshirted last season as a result of a Jones fracture in his right foot.
This offseason the Golden Grizzlies, who finished last season with a 13-20 record, added St. John’s graduate transfer Max Hooper to the program. Another player to keep in mind with regards to minutes on the perimeter is senior wing Dante Williams, who averaged 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 2013-14.
Williams started just one game last season, shooting 45.4% from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc.