UConn basketball has had a rough start to the season, and things got worse today, with the announcement that Alterique Gilbert, Mamadou Diarra, and Terry Larrier are officially out for the year.
UConn’s release on the injuries, via SNY college basketball insider Adam Zagoria.
Brutal news out of UConn as Alterique Gilbert has a torn labrum and is done for the season. pic.twitter.com/U6HNJaE081
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 29, 2016
Gilbert was a four-star point guard recruit out of Georgia last year, and impressed in three games with the Huskies early this season. He averaged 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, two assists, and 2.3 steals per game, and was shooting 50-percent from the floor.
Larrier appears in four games for the Huskies, and was second on the team in scoring at 13.8 points per game. The 6-foot-8 sophomore wing also averaged five rebounds per game.
Diarra had not appeared in a game yet this season. The talented freshman forward was a four-star recruit in the class of 2016, per 247Sports.
UConn is just 2-4 this season, with losses to Wagner and Northeastern. The two wins have been by three points at Loyola Marymount and 11 over Chaminade. Only six players on Kevin Ollie’s roster have played in all six games for the Huskies. We’re very early in the year, of course, but it is looking like a season to forget in Storrs.