With the Arizona Basketball team just a few weeks away from starting, the Wildcats will be without freshman big man, Daniel Batcho for a few weeks.
The Arizona Basketball team is soon returning to action, and that should get fans excited, especially as the Wildcats will kick-off their season against Northern Arizona in just a few short weeks.
Coming into the year, expectations for this team are certainly mixed and rightfully so, as the Wildcats will have 10, fresh new faces to break. And over the next few weeks, Sean Miller and the Wildcats will be trying to settle their roster and rotation.
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However, with recent news, it appears the Cats will be down one player. Freshman center Daniel Batcho will be unavailable for the next few weeks, as he recovers from an apparent knee injury.
Making news on Thursday afternoon, A Players Program took to social media to announce that Batcho actually had surgery on his right knee in late October and will be out indefinitely.
The news is unfortunate, however, the Wildcats did seem to leave open the possibility that he could available later this season. A timeline for Batcho’s return could be in late January when the team re-evaluates him and his health at that point.
While he has the possibility of returning, you have to think the blow will be significant. As you may recall, Batcho was the highly regarded big man from France who committed to the Wildcats back in April, and it was likely he going to be a back-up to Jordan Brown and compete for significant minutes with Christian Koloko.
Unfortunately for Arizona, they are going to have to solidify a rotation without him. Luckily for us, Jordan seems to be the real deal, and Christian showed plenty of promise last season.
As for now, the Wildcats will just have to make do, and continue adjusting to what has been a rather crazy 2020. As always, Bear Down, Arizona!