Bad news today for the SU basketball team as last night Andy Rautins might have tore his ACL playing for team Canada and is likely done for the 2007-08 season. Rautins was a player on the rise, providing critical 3 point shooting and displaying court awareness that was painfully lacking from other players last year. He was poised for a break out season, now sadly, it looks like it will be 2008-09 before we see Andy on the court. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.
What was once a crowded back court situation just got a little thinner, opening up playing time for freshman Scoop Jardine, a recruit from Philly who will now have a chance early in his career to show what he can do.
UPDATE - it has been confirmed that Rautins tore both his ACL and MCL and will miss the entire season. This is a tough loss for the team and a set back for a player who was poised to make a very big contribution this year.