TAMPA, NOV. 4, 2019 – USF men’s basketball head coach Brian Gregory announced Monday that redshirt sophomore forward Alexis Yetna suffered a left knee injury Friday during practice and will miss the entire 2019-20 season.
“We feel terrible for Alexis because we know how hard he’s worked and how much he was looking forward to this season,” Gregory said. “He’s undoubtedly one of the top big men in the country and his production will be difficult to replace, but we have the utmost confidence in the group we have behind him and we all know Lex will be supporting and rooting his teammates on all season from the sideline. Knowing his character like we do, Alexis will come back stronger from this setback.”
Yetna led the American Athletic Conference in rebounding (9.6 rpg) and double-doubles (15) last season and was selected as the 2019 AAC Freshman of the Year. Last month, Yetna was tabbed to the preseason All-Conference Second Team in The American and was one of only 20 players in the NCAA named to the Karl Malone Award Watch List.
USF opens the regular season Tuesday at 8 p.m. against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the Yuengling Center.