The Associated Press
11:48 AM EST, November 28, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP)
Virginia's backup point guard Malcolm Brogdon will redshirt this season.
Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett says Brogdon has been slow to recover from foot surgery performed March 7. Bennett says holding the sophomore out this season will allow his foot to fully recover.
Brogdon, from Norcross, Ga., played in 28 games as a freshman before injuring his foot. He averaged 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds and shot 39.6 percent from the field.
He had some of his best games against top competition, scoring a career-high 16 points in a victory against No. 14 Michigan. His best scoring performance in an Atlantic Coast Conference game was 14 points in a victory against Maryland.
The Cavaliers (4-2) play at Wisconsin on Wednesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Here is the news release from the University of Virginia's athletic department:
University of Virginia sophomore guard Malcolm Brogdon (Norcross, Ga.) will redshirt the 2012-13 season, Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett announced on Wednesday. Brogdon will miss the season to further recover from successful foot surgery performed on March 7.
“Malcolm is an important part of the program's future, so the plan to redshirt him will allow for his foot to fully recover,” Bennett said. “He will continue to push hard in his recovery during this season."
Brogdon played in Virginia's first 28 games as a freshman in 2011-12. He averaged 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 39.6 percent (63-159) from the field and 80 percent (40-50) from the free-throw line. Brogdon scored in double figures five times.
Brogdon scored a season-high 16 points in Virginia's 70-58 victory over then-No. 14 Michigan on Nov. 29. His scoring high in an Atlantic Coast Conference game last season was 14 points in UVa's 71-44 win over Maryland on Feb. 18.