ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Oakland point guard Brailen Neely will miss the remainder of the season with a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee announced by head coach Greg Kampe Thursday. Neely suffered the knee injury on Feb. 2 against UIC and is expected to miss approximately eight to 12 weeks.
"This is a serious blow to our team during a season in which we have been gutted by injuries," said Kampe. "I have never seen anything like this in my 40 years of coaching. The sad part is that Brailen was really starting to come into his own. For Brailen, this is a pothole in the road that he will get by and come back stronger next season. For our team, it is going to take some serious juggling to make up for what he brought to the table."
Neely started at point guard for the Golden Grizzlies in 15 games and appeared in 24. He led the Horizon League in total assists (133), assists per game (5.5) and assist to turnover ratio (2.61) while also ranking inside the NCAA top-50 in those same categories.
Neely recorded his first career double-double of the season against Texas Southern, scoring 22 points plus dishing out 13 assists, the most in a single game this season among Horizon League players.