The Nebraska Cornhuskers will be without forward Juwan Gary for the rest of the season after he undergoes shoulder surgery. Gary started all 17 games he played this season with the team after transferring from the Alabama Crimson Tide. The ending to his third year in college basketball is disappointing, but he can regroup for his last one or two seasons in the NCAA. Head Coach Fred Hoiberg confirmed the surgery to the media this week. Nebraska has had a surprisingly good season and they are hoping that losing a starter for the year does not set them back.
Hoiberg said Juwan Gary met with a specialist today and will be out for the season.
He’ll undergo season-ending surgery next week. Huge loss. #Nebrasketball
— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) January 19, 2023
In 17 games this season with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Juwan Gary averaged 9.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 43.5 percent and a three-point percentage of 26.3 percent. Gary was in the middle of the best season of his college career and now that season is over. Because of the extra year of eligibility due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Gary can play college basketball for two more seasons.
This is not the way Gary wanted his season to end, but now after his surgery, he can focus on his rehabilitation and getting ready for his senior season. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Juwan Gary the best in his recovery and return to the basketball court.