Nebraska announced on Monday that redshirt freshman guard Quaran McPherson will miss the 2022-23 season with a knee injury.
McPherson suffered the injury to his left knee while training prior to returning to campus for the fall semester and the Nebraska medical staff conducted an MRI to discover the extent of the damage. According to trainer R.J. Pietig, McPherson’s recover will take six to eight months.
“It is disappointing to see Quaran’s redshirt freshman year end this early,” Hoiberg said in a release. “He had a very good summer and worked hard to put himself in position for playing time. Quaran came back from a similar injury back in high school to play at a high level, so he understands the rehab process ahead. Knowing the type of competitor he is, I think Quaran will do everything he can to get back healthy.”
McPherson is a 6-foot-3, 195-pound guard from Queens, New York, who spent a prep year at Link Academy before enrolling at Nebraska. He earned praise from his teammates and coaches for his vocal nature and defensive intensity while playing on the scout team this past season.
With McPherson out of the lineup, Nebraska could look to freshman Ramel Lloyd Jr. as the back-up point guard behind starter Sam Griesel. Freshman walk-on Cale Jacobsen also impressed Hoiberg and his teammates during the team’s summer workouts and is an option. SMU transfer Emmanuel Bandoumel could handle the ball some as well and the Huskers also have C.J. Wilcher, Keisei Tominaga and Jamarques Lawrence in the backcourt.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.