Harvard center Kenyatta Smith out for season

Dec 7, 2012; Storrs, CT, USA; Harvard Crimson center Kenyatta Smith (25) warms up before the start of the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Gampel Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Harvard center, Kenyatta Smith, will miss the rest of the college basketball season due to a broken bone in his right foot., according to the school.

From ESPN,

The 6-foot-8, 250-pound Smith, who suffered the injury during Monday’s practice, missed the Crimson’s first 17 games with an injury to the same foot. He returned to play two minutes in an 80-50 victory against Dartmouth.

Though he averaged just 5.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game as a sophomore, Smith emerged as a potential impact player toward the end of the 2012-13 season.

Harvard has two conference games in the next two days; the Crimson will take on Princeton Friday, and will play Penn on Saturday. The team is ready to play without Smith, as it seems already.

In his absence, the Crimson have had to rely on senior Kyle Casey and juniors Steve Moundou-Missi and Jonah Travis, while also working in Evan Cummins.

Do you think Smith’s absence will be detrimental to the team’s success as the season continues? The Crimson are currently 15-3 and sit in first place in the Ivy League.


Topics: College Basketball, Harvard Crimson, Ivy League, Kenyatta Smith

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