The Bruin boy’s basketball team got news they weren’t hoping for late this morning as it was determined that freshman point guard Luke Brown will be out for the remainder of the season with a fractured tibia. The injury was confirmed by Brown’s father in a phone conversation.
With the news, the Bruins will do their best to regroup and move forward without Brown’s 27.8 points per game. Head Coach Jerry Hoover shared, “Hearing that Luke Brown has a season ending injury is devastating news to our team and the Blackford community we wish Luke a speed recovery and look forward to him continuing his promising career next season.” Assistant Coach Don Hoover shared, “The outpouring of prayers and support has been overwhelming. We hope that the Blackford faithful will come out and support the Bruins for the remainder of the season.”
Athletic Director Tony Uggen added, “It certainly wasn’t the news we wanted to hear, I also have appreciated the thoughts and prayers from many throughout the community and afar for Luke’s condition. It’s a huge setback for Luke, but he’s a very determined kid, and it is early in his career, so I have little doubt that he will bounce back from this an even better player and person with a very bright future.”
As for the team, Uggen continued, “The kids who were here through all the tough times the past two-three years, and JD, can continue to work towards getting that first winning season since 2001-02. They’ve paid their dues. Now it’s time to step it up and battle through another heavy dose of adversity to continue to build the program.”
The Bruins host South Adams for JV and varsity action tomorrow. The JV tip is scheduled for 6:00pm. The Bruins then travel to Oak Hill on Friday for three games. The frosh/C game will tip off at 5:00pm.