Prior to their win Saturday over Furman, East Tennessee State suffered yet another personnel loss. Sophomore guard Devin Harris, who’s averaging 6.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game on the season, suffered a sprained MCL in his knee during pregame warmups according to Jacob Young of WJHL News Channel 11.
Despite being 6-foot-4 Harris is one of East Tennessee State’s best rebounders, ranking second on the team in rebounding, and in the game prior to Saturday he accounted for 13 points and ten rebounds in 28 minutes of action in a win at UNCG. According to Young’s report, it’s currently unknown when Harris will be able to return to the lineup.
Now, we find out that Harris will be out indefinitely, but maybe not the rest of the season, because of a sprained MCL. Harris told News Channel 11 Sunday night that there’s no definite time table for his return, but he’s planning to be back with the team for the SoCon tournament the first week of March.
Harris was one of two players who weren’t available for head coach Murry Bartow, with leading scorer Jalen Riley missing the game to attend his grandmother’s funeral. Riley is expected to play Monday night in ETSU’s home finale according to Joe Avento of the Johnson City Press.