A huge blow came to the young Tony Wroten as we learned that he tore his ACL playing football and will be forced to sit out for at least 7-9 months.
For a kid who is ranked as one of the top players in the country for 2011 it is obviously very disappointing to see him have to sit out a year. I’ve said in the past how Wroten was not a “make-or-break” recruit for the Huskies, but a young man like himself deserves the opportunity to play basketball and earn himself a scholarship. Hopefully this injury does not hinder his recruitment at all.
Perhaps the aspect that hurts Wroten the most is the fact that he will have to sit out the spring AAU tournaments as well as summer camps and tournaments to perhaps earn some scholarships from schools that have yet to offer.
In terms of local high school basketball, this is a big blow for the Garfield Bulldogs. While Garfield performed well without Wroten when he was forced to sit out while his zoning area situation was being figured out, losing a top-10 player nationall obviously does no good for the team.
For a team such as Kentwood led by Josh Smith or Kentridge by Gary Bell, the road to a state title may have become just a bit easier.