UNLV’s Shakur Juiston Has Knee Surgery; Will Miss Rest Of Season
How will the Rebels fare without a starter?
Big loss for UNLV hoops.
UNLV senior forward Shakur Juiston has opted to have surgery on to repair his injured meniscus. By electing to undergo surgery on his knee sometime this week Juiston will be out for the remainder of the season.
The injury occurred during the Rebels game at Illinois on Dec. 8. In the contest, Juiston had nine points, three rebounds, and three assists in 24 minutes of action. He dressed but did not play in the next game against BYU.
The plan is for UNLV to apply for a medical redshirt through the NCAA. If Juiston is granted the medical redshirt he will be able to return to the team and play next season.
Last Season Juiston averaged 14.6 points and 10.0 rebounds in his first season with the team. This season he was able to put up 10.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
Another blow to the Rebels is that the team will be without Junior Forward Cheickna Dembele. Dembele will also be having season-ending surgery on his hand.
In the stead of the upperclassmen in the front court. UNLV will rely more on freshmen Joel Ntambwe and freshman Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua who is starting in place of Juiston. Tchatchoua has been able to put up 6.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game since Juiston has been gone.