Senior point guard Braden Norris of the Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball team will be out until at least February after having surgery on his broken right foot.
The four-year starter broke the foot in the final minutes of the second quarter in a 66-47 win over Teays Valley on Dec. 6. Norris had surgery Dec. 11.
“The doctor said he could be back in early to mid-February if everything goes well,” coach Brett Norris said of his son’s prognosis. “As coaches, we spent a lot of time over the past week trying to figure out what we can and cannot do. Our kids have handled it as well as they can and have shown a lot of grit and character in the process of adjustment.”
The 6-foot Norris averaged 16.1 points and was 86-for-219 (39.3 percent) on 3-point attempts last season, earning second-team all-state, first-team all-district and OCC-Cardinal Division Player of the Year honors. He has signed to play at Oakland University.
The Jaguars are 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the OCC-Cardinal. They play Worthington Kilbourne on Dec. 19.