Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland will be out for the rest of the season with a meniscus injury, the school announced Tuesday.
The freshman, who some had considered a potential lottery pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, suffered the injury in Vanderbilt's Nov. 23 game against Kent State. According to coach Bryce Drew, Garland has already had surgery.
"Darius had a very successful surgery, and will be better than ever when he returns," Drew said. "Unfortunately, he will be out for the remainder of this season."
Another look at Darius Garland’s injury from tonight – appeared to happen on this early layup, then freshman tried to play through it on the defensive end pic.twitter.com/5qyRaA5nri
— Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) November 24, 2018
In five games for the Commodores, Garland averaged 16.2 points per game and won SEC Player of the Week in that span.
Garland was a top-15 recruit in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports, and was rated the No. 2 point guard in the country.