Losing a potential NBA draft from any college team is always a blow, but when that prospect plays at a mid-major university like Houston, it becomes a huge subtraction. Unfortunately, that looks to be exactly what has happened the Houston Cougars and guard Danuel House.
Houston sophomore Danuel House is out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury. He underwent surgery on Monday.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) December 2, 2013
The words “indefinitely” and “knee injury” are also highly worrisome for a high-flying swingman, and House’s surgery will keep him out for the foreseeable future. House, who is currently projected by DraftExpress as a 1st-round NBA draft pick in 2015, is averaging 15.6 points and 5.7 rebounds through 8 games this season for Houston, and he is a big-time talent at 6-foot-7. He’s the 2nd-leading scorer for what looks to be a contending team for an NCAA Tournament berth, but in the larger picture, this type of knee issue could sap his high-end athleticism moving forward.
It is important to note that we don’t have a ton of specific details on his rehab/recovery just yet, but it’s a safe bet to project House to be out for several weeks at minimum, and he could be gone for the season. That leaves the Cougars in a tough spot, but we’ll be hoping that House can come back at full strength in short order.