Aug 29, 2013, 1:57 PM EST
After averaging 15.4 points and 7.2 boards as a sophomore at Georgia Southern, Eric Ferguson was looked at by many as one of the best mid-major players in the country.
But those numbers dipped during his junior campaign, particularly late in the season, as Ferguson battled through a knee injury that he said left him playing at 50% during the Southern Conference Tournament last March.
The injury was bad enough that Ferguson underwent surgery in April, and since he’s not yet healthy, the rising senior has opted to redshirt during the 2013-2014 season, according to reports.
Ferguson will turn 24 this October, meaning that he’ll be 25 years old by the time that he’s playing his final year. One thing to keep an eye: if Ferguson graduates after this academic year, he’d be a candidate for the graduate transfer rule.
There are plenty of high-major programs out there that could use Ferguson as a role player for one season.
- St. John’s seniors say they ‘grew up’ against Minnesota, but have they? 0
- The little things made a big difference in No. 3 Arizona’s win over No. 15 San Diego State 0
- Butler upsets No. 5 North Carolina in Battle 4 Atlantis opener 2
- If No. 12 Villanova doesn’t have a star on their roster, no one told JayVaughn Pinkston 0
- JayVaughn Pinkston’s block gives No. 12 Villanova a win over No. 19 Michigan (VIDEO) 2
- Maryland upsets No. 13 Iowa State as fearless freshmen mix with gritty veterans for balanced effort 3
- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s selflessness during the Maui Invitational will help No. 3 Arizona in the long run 0
- Poll: 54 percent of people think Kentucky beats the 76ers, 54 percent of people are dumb (31)
- Villanova’s win is evidence of why VCU may have peaked as a basketball program (14)
- Michigan’s John Beilein rips ESPN for late tip time during Tuesday’s loss (13)
- Rick Pitino on blow out win: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’ (12)
- College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25: Kentucky reigns, but how far will Kansas, Florida slide? (5)