Some unfortunate injury news concerning a member of the Pitt basketball team, as incoming freshman guard Femi Odukale has reportedly suffered a broken arm.
Chris Peak of Pantherlair.com has reported that Pitt freshman guard Femi Odukale is out indefinitely after breaking his arm.
According to the report, Odukale underwent surgery after crashing into a car while riding a scooter. There has been no official confirmation yet from Pitt on the injury and for how long Odukale will be sidelined.
A 6-foot-5 guard, Odukale showed the ability to play both guard spots in high school, and used his size to assert himself defensively. The consensus three-star recruit was the No. 1 prep player to come out of the state of New York, according to 247 Sports. He also considered offers from UMass, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech and Washington State, among others.
The Massachusetts Player of the Year was expected to provide Jeff Capel with some depth at both guard positions, especially following the transfers of 2019-20 shooting guards Trey McGowens and Ryan Murphy. Pitt still has solid options to alongside incumbent point guard Xavier Johnson with the addition of Ithiel Horton and possibly Miami (Ohio) transfer Nike Sibande, who is waiting to hear on an NCAA eligibility waiver.
Last season at Springfield Academy, Odukale averaged 17.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game, earning him first team all-conference honors.