Austin Peay may celebrate a little less this season now that Jerome Clyburn is down early on
The Governors' best returning player has done damage to his right knee and will be sitting out the first month of the season. AP fans, beware the challenges you will face.
You may remember a while back, when Hawaii's lone returning stud, Vander Joaquim, was reported to have enduredan isolated MCL tear and was expected to miss 4-6 weeks while recovering from the injury. We even told you about the details of the injury itself and what it meant in terms of recovery.
Feel free to refresh yourself on that information, because now Austin Peay will join the Warriors in a similar boat. Senior point guard Jerome Clyburn has endured the same injury and will miss a month of the season.
Clyburn started 26 games for Austin Peay last season and was one of only two returning players to average north of 15 minutes per game during the course of the year. It's hard to say how much drop-off the team will have with Clyburn down. He was a senior and was probably one of the best returning players, but his numbers were not exactly earth-shattering.
Now the point guard duties will shift to some combination of freshman AJ Lynch and sophomore Herdie Lawrence, who actually started late last season but was anything but consistent as either a scorer or a distributor.