UB junior point guard Jarod Oldham could be lost for the season after suffering a wrist injury that will require surgery during practice this week. Oldham is scheduled to undergo surgery next week and the 8-10 week recovery time takes him right up to the Mid-American Conference Tournament in early March.
Oldham's averaged 10.1 points in his role as the Bulls' floor leader. He was coming off an 18-point, 7-assist game against Niagara and signs pointed toward UB's offense beginning to flourish after its early-season struggles.
Without Oldham the point likely falls primarily to Jarryn Skeete, a 6-3 freshman out of Brampton, Ont. He's appeared in 10 of 11 games, averaging 12 minutes, although his playing time has increased of late.
Depth becomes a major concern. Senior Tony Watson is the only other guard with some experience at the point but using him there deprives the Bulls of their best shooter on the wing. And the numbers at guard were already down as freshman shooting guard Stan Weir recovers from an offseason procedure on his knees. It was looking certain that Weir would redshirt this season but the dwindling depth at the position could have the team reconsidering.
We'll have coach Reggie Witherspoon's take later today.
-- Bob DiCesare
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