Men's Basketball

Afam Muojeke Will Miss the Remainder of the Season Due to a Knee Injury

Afam Muojeke injured his left knee in the first half of UW's game at BYU on Wednesday night.

Afam Muojeke injured his left knee in the first half of UW's game at BYU on Wednesday night.

Jan. 22, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Heath Schroyer announced Friday morning that sophomore Afam Muojeke will miss the remainder of the season due to a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. Muojeke injured the knee in the first half of UW's game at BYU on Wednesday night.

Muojeke is scheduled to undergo surgery next Wednesday to repair the knee.

Muojeke, a native of Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., was averaging 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.7 steals a game entering the BYU game. He ranked second in the Mountain West Conference in scoring and fourth in steals. He had scored 15 or more points in 13 of 15 games prior to the injury.

Last season, Muojeke was selected as the MWC's Freshman of the Year. With 454 points, he broke the conference's all-time scoring record for freshmen. He was also selected as an Honorable Mention All-Freshman by Collegehoops.net.

Muojeke has scored in double figures in 71.4 percent of his career games (35 of 49 games). He has scored 20 or more points 11 times.

 

 

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