Arizona Wildcats forward Ira Lee has suffered a concussion and did not travel with the team for its road games against Oregon State and Oregon, according to Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star.
Ira Lee won't play either tonight. UA confirmed he suffered a concussion in practice on Tuesday and he did not make the trip to Oregon. Out for at least a week.— Bruce Pascoe (@BrucePascoe) February 23, 2018
Lee suffered the concussion in practice Tuesday and will be out at least a week.
With Lee out, Keanu Pinder and Emmanuel Akot will likely back up Dusan Ristic and Deandre Ayton in Oregon.
Lee has not been playing much lately, getting a combined nine minutes in UA’s last four games, including a DNP against Washington.
The freshman is averaging 2.3 points and 2.3 minutes in 10.6 minutes this season.
Arizona will also be without second leading-scorer Allonzo Trier, who was declared ineligible after testing positive for a banned substance. The UA is appealing that decision, so it is unclear when/if Trier will return to the court this season. Our full story on that can be found here.
Dylan Smith is starting in Trier’s place.
The short-handed Wildcats tip off against Oregon State on Thursday at 7 p.m. MST in Corvallis. They then face Oregon on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. MST in Eugene.
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