Bennett Latest Prospect Hit By Injury

For anyone looking forward to the NBA Draft you may want to read this article by Hang Time Blog on | Hang Time Blog

UNLV freshman forward Anthony Bennett, who is considered a likely top-three selection in June’s NBA Draft, will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder and will be sidelined for four months, according to sources.

draft-13-blog-logoBennett, who averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds for the Runnin’ Rebels, was Mountain West Freshman of the Year in helping UNLV reach the NCAA Tournament. His explosiveness and shooting touch for a power forward make him one of the more intriguing big man prospects in the Draft.

Bennett injured the shoulder during the season, but continued to play through the injury, though his production slowed somewhat down the stretch.

Bennett’s injury continues an unusual trend of significant injuries to players likely to be among the top players selected in the Draft. Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel is rehabbing a torn ACL suffered in February, but personnel scouts…

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