TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona basketball will need to bear down without one of its star players this season.
Returning player Brandon WIlliams is expected to miss the entire upcoming season after undergoing knee surgery, a University of Arizona spokesperson said Wednesday afternoon.
Williams averaged 11.4 points for the Wildcats last season. He was among a talented cast of players that includes a highly ranked recruiting class for the 2019-2020 season.
“Brandon is one of the most talented guards we have recruited during my tenure as head coach at Arizona,” Sean Miller said in a statement. “A year ago, Brandon quickly became one of our team’s best players and one of the Pac-12’s most exciting freshmen. The news of Brandon’s season-ending surgery is beyond disheartening. All of us that comprise Brandon’s Arizona Basketball family, as well as our own loyal and passionate fan base, will rally around him and support him as he begins his journey to recovery.”
UA's season begins on Nov. 1 with an exhibition game against Chico State.