Aaron Nesmith, a sophomore forward for Vanderbilt will miss the remainder of this season with a foot injury. This comes a year after five-star freshman and lottery pick Darius Garland missed most of the year. Nesmith was having a spectacular year averaging nearly 24 points a game while making an NCAA best 4.3 threes per game. He had elevated himself into someone seen as potential top 20 pick.
Coach Jerry Stackhouse confirmed the news Friday, January 11th that the lingering foot issue Nesmith has been dealing with for weeks will sideline him for the remainder of the season. He re-aggravated the injury in a game this past week versus Auburn.
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Nesmith has been a major bright spot for Vanderbilt in Jerry Stackhouse’s first season. His scoring average is eight points higher than the next best scorer for the Commodores this season. The team is already floating near.500 at eight and seven and this injury will almost certainly be devastating. This first season was always expected to be rough for Stackhouse and the injury to Nesmith will only make things more difficult the rest of this season.