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Weekly Notebook: Whitfield breaks fibula, will miss rest of season


Early in the first quarter of the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational title game, Word of God Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) forward Shane Whitfield buckled his leg as he moved to block the lane.

Whitfield, a senior who is signed to Lehigh, never returned to the game and eventually went to the emergency room where he learned that he’d broken his fibula. That means the Holy Rams will be without Whitfield for the rest of the season.

Whitfield was averaging 13 points a game for the 10-1 Rams. He is scheduled for surgery Monday.

Jones out with injury

Back spasms forced Apple Valley (Apple Valley, Minn.) point guard Tyus Jones to sit out of the Breakdown Granite City Classic at St. Cloud Apollo last week. Jones took to Twitter to apologize to the fans who came to see him play:

“Just wanna apologize to all the fans that came out from St. Cloud to watch and were disappointed I didn't play. Trust me I wish I could of!!”

No word yet on when Jones, who is ranked No. 1 in the ESPN 60, will return. He was in attendance to watch Minnesota take out Michigan State on Monday.

Harrison stepping up in brother’s absence

Travis (Richmond, Texas) guard Aaron Harrison has been dominating a little more than usual over the last 10 games. On Dec. 7, his twin brother Andrew aggravated his hamstring, which has limited his effectiveness.

Since then, Aaron is averaging 31 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Travis is 15-3 so far this season.

Davis pulls the switch-er-oo

Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) linebacker Jarrard Davis switched his commitment from Auburn to Florida after taking a visit to Gainesville last weekend. It’s the sixth major decommitment for Auburn since Gene Chizik was ousted as head coach.

Camden County coach Jeff Herron told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he thinks “Florida was the place that (Davis) wanted to go all along.”

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