Early on this season, Alexis Jean was a pleasant surprise for Virginia Tech women's basketball fans. The JUCO transfer earned a starting spot and quickly formed a very good forward pairing with Regan Magarity.
Unfortunately, Jean has missed the past few games and will now be sideline for at least a few more weeks.
As first reported by Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times
, Virginia Tech women’s basketball player Alexis Jean underwent knee surgery this week. Jean will have to sit out at least "five to six weeks" while she recovers. She has missed the past three weeks with the injury. Before her injury, she was averaging 13.3 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game.
She has missed the past 3 games but two players have stepped up in her place: Rachel Camp, the redshirt junior guard from Forest Hills, North Carolina, and Michelle Berry, the redshirt sophomore forward from Miami, Florida.
In Jean's absence, Camp has scored 37 points and had 18 rebounds in 80 minutes of play. Camp has started all three games Jean has not played in, and she has filled Jean’s shoes immensely. Berry has had another huge impact off the bench for the Hokies during these past three games, scoring 13 points and grabbing 22 rebounds in the 49 minutes she played.
Camp and Berry have performed well in the place of Alexis Jean, and they'll play a major role in tomorrow's home game against Maryland-Eastern Shore.
The Hokies defeated Radford Sunday at home 68-42, led by Regan Magarity, who scored 28 points and had 12 rebounds. The Hokies are heavily favored against the Hawks in the second part of the double-header after the men’s basketball team hosts Radford.
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