Agee to miss rest of season as women's team continues to succumb to injuries
The injury bug refuses to stop biting the MSU women’s basketball team (8-1), as the Spartans learned Friday that freshman guard Branndais Agee will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, in her right knee.
The injury was sustained in practice on Thursday and will require surgery, although a date has yet to be set, according to a release from MSU athletics.
Agee had spent most of the season recovering from a stress fracture in her left foot, missing the team’s first four games before recently returning to MSU’s rotation in a limited role, averaging 2.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game.
A premier recruit initially expected to challenge for a spot in the starting rotation, Agee finished second in the voting for the 2012 Michigan Miss Basketball award after averaging 25.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game at Cass Tech High, while being ranked as the 28th best player in the country by ESPN’s Hoopgurlz.
Agee is the third player to go down with a season-ending injury for MSU, joining fellow freshman guard Aerial Powers and sophomore center Madison Williams.
The Spartans also have been without the services of junior guard Camille Glymph, who is sitting out the season as part of the NCAA’s transfer rules, as well as sophomore guard Kiana Johnson and redshirt freshman forward Akyah Taylor who were both suspended for the opening
nine games of the season for a violation of NCAA guidelines “related to the receipt of extra benefits.”
Johnson and Taylor are scheduled to return from suspension in MSU’s next game against IPFW on Sunday (2 p.m.) at Jenison Field House.