An 82-72 loss to the Dayton Flyers proved to be even costlier for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, as they’ve lost freshman guard Travis Jorgenson to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season.
He hurt his knee in Wednesday night’ loss Jorgenson scored two points in the loss and was averaging 4.3 points and 2.5 assists through four games. Jorgenson, from Columbia, Mo., was averaging about 20 minutes per game.
Georgia Tech says a MRI on Thursday revealed the tear, and he is expected to have surgery within two weeks.
Jorgenson played his senior year (2012-13) at New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire, helping lead the Huskies to a 17-12 record this past season while averaging a team-high 13.2 points and 5.0 assists per game while also averaging 4.1 rebounds and shooting 32 percent on three-point field goals. A 3-star prospect by Scout.com, he is ranked No. 138 among all 2013 prep seniors.
As a junior in 2011-12, despite missing 11 games after thumb surgery, Jorgenson averaged 16.5 points and 5.8 assists while hitting 44.8 percent of his three-point tries while leading Rock Bridge to a 25-4 record and the quarterfinals of the state Class 5 playoffs.