ATLANTA – Georgia Tech point guard Maurice “Moe” Miller will undergo surgery Wednesday to reset a nasal fracture, sustained as a result of an elbow to the face in Sunday’s 66-60 loss to UIC, and will be sidelined approximately three weeks, head coach Paul Hewitt said Tuesday.
Porter was cleared to practice on Friday but continues to have swelling above his left eye from the collision. He could be available to participate in Saturday's game vs. Miami.
"We are all disappointed and feel for Anthony," said Roberts. "This is an unfortunate situation, but it is part of the game. We believe that Mase will come back from this, a stronger player and a stronger person."
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior D’Andre Bell will miss the 2008-09 season due to a congenital condition known as spinal stenosis, head coach Paul Hewitt announced Wednesday.
The 6-6 guard from Los Angeles, Calif., discovered the condition after he hit his head on a teammate’s leg diving for a loose ball during a conditioning workout on Oct. 10, and felt numbness in his extremities. Tuesday, Bell was examined by Dr. John Heller, a world-renowned spine surgeon at the Emory Orthopedic and Spine Center, and was told at that time he would not be able to continue to play basketball.
Syracuse shooting guard Eric Devendorf has received an extra year of athletic eligibility. Devendorf will count as a junior for athletic purposes, even though this is his fourth year academically.
He tore is ACL last December against ETSU, and then missed the final 25 of Syracuse's 35 game schedule. In the 10 games played, the sharp-shooter out of Bay City, MI averaged 17 ppg.
LOS ANGELES - USC sophomore guard Marcus Simmons is expected to miss 8-12 weeks of action following surgery to remove additional bone growth in his left leg due to complications from an ankle injury last season, announced USC head basketball coach Tim Floyd today (Sept. 19).