The Cavaliers announced Tuesday, they have lost freshman guard De'Andre Hunter for the season with a broken wrist, meaning he will not be able to participate in March Madness.
Hunter suffered the injury during the ACC Tournament.More news: Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.19
The release said Hunter will be sidelined 10-12 weeks but have a full recovery.
During his first season with the Cavaliers, Hunter averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 33 games.More news: Energy Minister Radebe says signing of IPP contracts on hold
U.Va. (31-2), which is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, plays No. 16 seed Maryland Baltimore County Friday night in Charlotte, N.C.in the South Region. Hunter's broken wrist also means U.Va. will head into its third NCAA tournament in the last four seasons while dealing with a significant injury. He reached double figures in 16 games and was Virginia's leading scorer in six contests. Hunter injured the wrist in the ACC Tournament. His scoring high was 23 points in his fourth game, a 73-53 victory over Monmouth on November 19. He banked in a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at Louisville on March 1 to cap an improbable comeback in a 67-66 victory, and then made several critical free throws in the final minutes of the ACC title game as Virginia held off North Carolina, 71-63. Hunter was the primary player off the bench, and, at times, was UVa's most effective weapon.More news: Justin Trudeau visiting Hamilton to show support for steel workers