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Penn State Basketball: Bostick To Miss A Few Weeks With Hand Fracture

by on February 20, 2017 3:25 PM

Penn State basketball will be without freshman guard Nazeer Bostick for at least two weeks according to coach Pat Chambers speaking to the media on Monday afternoon. 

Bostick suffered a fracture to his right hand according to Chambers and will miss 2-4 weeks although Chambers anticipates that Bostick's absence will be shorter rather than longer. Penn State's regular season ends with a trip to Iowa on March 5th.

While the freshman has only averaged just over a point per contest this season, Bostick has seen his minutes increase drastically, largely following an illness to Terrence Samuel. Bostick has played for more than 10 minutes in each of the last three games and contributed a key rebound and basket in Penn State's defeat of Maryland.

Samuel is the favorite to take over in Bostick's absence but Chambers alluded to the possibility on Monday that sophomore Isaiah Washington could battle for minutes as well. Washington has made an appearance in two Big Ten games so far this season.

Penn State is back in action on Tuesday night after a week long break following a road loss to Nebraska. The Nittany Lions hosting Big Ten leading Purdue on Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Penn State has four games remaining in the regular season and at 6-8 in Big Ten play. The Nittany Lions are looking for their first ever major postseason appearance under Chambers with a reasonable chance at an NIT bid with a strong finish to the regular season and Big Ten Tournament.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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