In the Big East, two rough injury notes for other teams in the league.
Sean McDermott, a redshirt freshman for Butler, will be out for 4--6 weeks. As the Indy Star points out, the Bulldogs are a poor three-point shooting team, and McDermott is the team’s best perimeter shooter; he has connected on 42% of his outside shots.
Butler is 5-2 on the season, and defeated Ohio State (and former coach Chris Holtmann) without McDermott. But his loss will be a blow.
Sean McDermott to Miss 4-6 Weeks Due to Ankle Sprain... pic.twitter.com/rTnv2RFCw3— Butler Basketball (@ButlerMBB) November 29, 2017
St. John’s will not face Butler until mid-January - after McDermott is slated to return.
According to the Providence Journal, Holt, a solid starter at forward or center with inside-outside scoring ability, has taken a personal leave of absence from the university but plans to return to campus in January.
The Friars are 5-1 this season, and face St. John’s in both teams’ Big East opener - in Queens on December 28th.