UCLA freshman out for the year with torn ACL

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UCLA announced on Tuesday that freshman point guard Tyger Campbell will miss the 2018-19 season with a torn ACL suffered in practice on Sunday.

Campbell was the No. 91 player in the Class of 2018, according to 247 Sports, and is now the second member of UCLA’s top ten recruiting class to be out for the season. Shareef O’Neal was diagnosed with a heart ailment and will sit out the season as a result.

The loss of Campbell may actually hurt more than the loss of O’Neal, who was a top 35 prospect. Campbell is a steadying influence at the point that has been impressive early on in the season. He was going to be relied upon for quite a bit of playing time this season, and his loss means that the only point guard on UCLA’s roster is Jaylen Hands, who is more of a scorer than a true lead guard.

UCLA also lost veteran forward Alex Olesinki with a foot fracture.