The Yale basketball team suffered a crushing blow ahead of the start of the 2016-17 season.
In Yale’s season-opening scrimmage against Boston University, star Makai Mason went down with a broken right foot. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Mason will need surgery to repair the damage, ending his season.
Last season as a sophomore, Mason averaged 16 points and 3.8 assists per game.
The 6-foot-1 guard was one of the breakout stars of the 2016 NCAA Tournament and a member of the All-Ivy league team.
While Mason’s injury is a devastating loss for the Bulldogs, it is that the Ivy League is mixing things up this season. As long as Yale can qualify for the four-time Ivy League Tournament, they have a crack at the postseason.
So while their chances have taken a hit, there’s still some reason for optimism.
Photo Credit: Yale Basketball, Twitter