Xavier basketball announced Tuesday that senior point guard and five-star recruit Matt McPherson will miss the rest of the season after suffering a season-ending injury.
McPhersons injury is the latest in a string of injuries that have limited the Wildcats to just one game this season, and they’ve already lost six starters.
The injury is a major blow for Xavier, which has been without four-time All-American, six-time NBA All-Star and five NBA First Team selections over the past two seasons.
The 6-foot-9 point guard was a member of the Big East tournament team last season, but the X-Men went 0-11 in his absence.
He led Xavier to the Elite Eight and a berth in the Final Four.
As a junior, McPhersons senior season was cut short due to a foot injury suffered during the season opener against Florida State.
Last year, he was a part of the Elite 8 team that defeated the NCAA Tournament champions, Gonzaga.
After leading Xavier to a 19-9 record in his freshman year, Mcphersons sophomore campaign came to an end due to his injury.
He missed a combined 18 games with a foot strain and a sprained right ankle.
The injury cost McPhesons team six games.
He averaged 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a junior.