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Harris Withdraws From USA Basketball World University Games Training Camp
UVa senior guard sidelined for 3-6 weeks with left foot injury
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior guard Joe Harris (Chelan, Wash.) has withdrawn from the upcoming 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team training camp due to a stress reaction in his left foot, Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett announced Friday (June 21).
Harris is expected to miss 3-6 weeks with the injury. He was set to compete for one of 12 roster spots on the USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team during the training camp held June 24-30 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 2013 World University Games will be held July 7-16 in Kazan, Russia.
“Obviously, we are disappointed for Joe because he was really looking forward to this opportunity with USA Basketball,” Bennett said. “Joe has worked really hard and he was excited about competing and measuring his game against some great players. His senior season and future professional career are the main priorities moving forward. We’ll ensure he gets the proper rest and rehabilitation, so he’ll be ready for the 2013-14 season.”
Harris earned All-ACC first-team honors in 2012-13 after leading Virginia with a career-best 16.3 points per game. He tallied 20 or more points in nine games, including a career-high 36 in a 73-68 win over Duke.
And the injury bug strikes again. I hope the Jesperson transfer doesn't bite us. The way our team racks up injuries, we need a 12 man rotation.
For the love of God......
It's a good thing we got lots of bad luck....otherwise we wouldn't have any!!!!!
Your kill me when i say it. I get called negative. Now watch this injury last for the entire year. You know UVA and feet turn out. I wont talk about next season anymore until it time tu. Maybe that help
Guys its June and Joe is out 3 to 6 weeks. Remember his 2nd year he played the second half the year with a broken finger on his shooting hand.
Yes we know it early but you missing the point. At least you missing my point. We finally have a guy that should be an all american and had an opportunity tu show his talent tu the world. It gave him an opportunity tu see how he match up at the highest level than boom a foot injury. This is why i started the thread on name your most disappointing event as a fan. Like a guy said tu me, it like uva cant have good things in life. There is always something happening. The curse i call it. Now watch those foot issue return. Watch how Bemnett not being on campus hurt us with recruiting specifically Delgado. Watch how Tobey playing overseas wear hom down ay the end of the season. You know the typical uva curse stuff i always mention but people are in denial and run from facts and call me negative. These things happen every year. Now our best player has a foot issue. And if you not familiar there a foot oroblem that take longer than expected tu heel every year.
It's a Charlie Brown kind of life, being a UVA fan. Does anyone else feel kind of like Jerry Gergich from Parks and Rec?
Oh No, not Joe. Is anyone else horribly afraid of the stress foot and it's implications. Harris looked really tired at the end of last season, I for one am glad he will be forced to rest even though it'd been awesome for him to compete for some USA run.
THis is kind of the way I see it. Whereas I am very excited that Tobey will be playing this summer competitively and think he will imrpove markedly for it, I was never that keen on Harrs seeing how he faded last year. I see limited upside (I dont see him taking a quantum le,ap at this stage in his career)and lots of downside - we need him for 35 minutes a game next year again.
Of course, all of this is supposing that there is nothing badly wrong with his foot.
Okay i dont know if this mean i went aganst my post about talking uva basketball but there no way we need Harris or anyone tu play 35 mnutes. Not even close to it. With this deep squad 30 min should be top and that only for joe and even than i think it should be 28 tu utilize our dept
I agree Tugs. We are going to have 6 or 7 players averaging around 10 points a game. Gill, Harris, Anderson, Tobey, Mitchell, Brogden. I'm not even mentioning Nolte, Atkins, and the two freshmen. It will take the pressure off Harris who can really concentrate on what he does best.
IMHO, this may be a blessing in disguise. Harris was obviously exhausted at the end of last season. His production in the post season reflected as much. While having a stress reaction foot injury may not be the most ideal situation, it does produce a "forced" rest for Harris. Something may his body has been telling him. This is a 4 to 6 week episode. He should be ready to go easily by September.
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