Virginia men’s basketball revealed prior to tipoff with Maine that senior guard/forward Braxton Key will be sidelined indefinitely following surgery on an injured wrist.
— Virginia Men's Basketball (@UVAMensHoops) November 27, 2019
The right-hand shooting Key injured his left wrist late in UVA’s win over Arizona State in the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off championship game this past Sunday. Through six games the 6’8” senior was averaging 33 minutes played per game, which is second most on the team behind Kihei Clark.
Key’s absence will be felt on the scoreboard as he was averaging 10.3 points per game, but it will certainly be felt on the boards – he was averaging 8.3 rebounds per game – and on defense. He leads the Hoos with eight steals.
With Key sidelined, forward/center Jay Huff gets his second start of the season. He’ll be joined by Clark, guard Casey Morsell, guard Tomas Woldetensae, and forward Mamadi Diakite as the starters against Maine.