Virginia Tech basketball forward Ty Outlaw caught fire towards the end of last season, and was poised to play a more consistent role for the Hokies this season. Now, he’ll be sitting on the bench.
David Teel of the Daily Press is reporting Outlaw underwent surgery on July 11 for a torn ACL, and will miss the entirety of the 2017-2018 season. Outlaw has since begun rehab, but will not be ready to play this year.
Outlaw, who was a transfer from junior college, joined Virginia Tech basketball prior to the 2015-2016 season, was forced to sit for a year due to heart problems. Outlaw was cleared for last season as a redshirt-junior, and came on strong to finish the year. Outlaw shot 48.7 percent from three-point range last season, and had four games with 15-plus points.
Now a redshirt-senior, Outlaw was slated to be the backup to Chris Clarke at power forward. With Outlaw out for the season, freshman PJ Horne could see the floor. As for Outlaw, he could petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. If not, his college career is over.