On Tuesday afternoon, Creighton guard and NCAA assists leader Maurice Watson Jr revealed in a heartbreaking Instagram post that he suffered a torn ACL during Monday’s game against Xavier and will not be able to play in another college game.
Sucks that I have to go out this way, but i have terrible news. My MRI discovered I suffered a torn ACL. I’m devastated in the fact that I cannot finish out the season with my boys & that my college career is cut short during the best basketball I’ve ever played in my life. I’ve gotten to experience a lot of things in these 5 years This is a sad time now, but God has a plan for me. My boys got my back & I will be on the sidelines all the way, even if I’m in a wheelchair! I’m focused on rehab so I can get back and continue to chase my dream. Thank you guys for everything. Boston University started my maturation as a man & Creighton has completed it. I’m very thankful to have played in my dream conference. We are still going to the final 4!!!! I love you all & please be strong for my family and I! I am proud that I have impacted the game and lives the way I have. It’s bigger than basketball. #Jays #StillOneOfTheGreatest!!
Watson was averaging 12.9 points per game to go with his NCAA leading 8.5 assists and on pace to break the school record for assists in a season.
“Devastated for (Watson),” CU coach Greg McDermott said via Twitter. “His impact on our program has been incredible. His leadership will continue to be vital to our success.”