On Tuesday, Texas Longhorns senior shooting guard Kerwin Roach II successfully underwent surgery for a torn meniscus he suffered last week while attending the CP3 Elite Guard Camp, the school announced in a statement.
“University of Texas Men’s Basketball senior guard Kerwin Roach II underwent successful surgery on Tuesday in Austin. He sustained a torn meniscus in his right knee last Thursday (Aug. 2) during a non-contact drill while participating in the CP3 (Chris Paul) Elite Guard Camp in Winston-Salem, N.C.”
The release noted that Roach is expected to make a full recovery ahead of his senior season, although an official timetable for his return hasn’t yet been established. The Longhorns 2018-19 season is set to get underway on Tuesday, Nov. 6 against Eastern Illinois.
Thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers means so much to me! And the surgery went well!!— Kerwin Roach II (@KLR_doce) August 7, 2018
As a junior, Roach averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as the Longhorns primary perimeter presence, but as the season progressed, so, too, did Roach’s contributions. After averaging 10.1 points with season-high of 18 points throughout the first 15 games of the season, Roach increased his scoring averaged to 14.3 per game throughout his final 17 appearances behind five 20-point performances and a career-high 26-point showing in the Longhorns NCAA Tournament loss to Nevada.
With an improved offensive arsenal to boast, in addition to his elite athleticism and defensive impact, Roach initially tested the NBA waters before ultimately withdrawing his name and returning to Texas for his senior season. Although he’ll now spend much of the next 90 days rehabbing, Roach is still expected to be a key cog in Shaka Smart’s 2018-19 rotation.
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