Lindsey Drew, the starting point guard for No. 24 Nevada and the son of former NBA head coach Larry Drew, ruptured his achilles on a last-second halfcourt heave at halftime of the Wolf Pack’s win at Boise State on Wednesday night.
“I couldn’t even be around him because I was so devastated because I love him so much,” head coach Eric Musselman told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “Things happens in basketball and we have to regroup and we have five games left in the regular season and we’ll have to continue to figure out a way.”
Drew was averaging 8.3 points, 4.1 boards and 4.3 assists this season acting as the distributor for a team that has a number of stars already on the roster, namely Caleb Martin and Jordan Caroline. For a team that is already struggling with depth, this is a major issue. Nevada has had a rotation that only goes six or seven deep in league play.