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Devonte Graham Injures Leg; Out For World University Games

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas backcourt, already a bit thin thanks to Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk being Ukranian and Brannen Greene being hurt, got a bit thinner today when Devonte Graham injured his leg in a camp game. The injury is being called a partially torn quad tendon. He won't need surgery, but he will have to have his knee immobilized for three weeks.

This is Graham's second injury in as many seasons, as he missed a large chunk of the nonconference season last season with a toe injury.

Graham definitely hit the freshman wall last season, but had an over 100 offensive rating during the season, and shot over 40 percent on 3-pointers. Graham also finished 7th in the Big 12 in assist rate and for a large chunk of the conference season had one of the lowest turnover rates in the conference.

Bill Self told that he would try to pick up another guard, but he'd have to find a guard who isn't in summer school and hasn't talked to anyone yet. I am pining for the return of Andrew White.

As for Graham, not needing surgery is a plus, but if he reinjures it and loses a chunk of his sophomore season as well it will be a disappointing start to a promising career.