MISSOULA — Redshirt junior Donaven Dorsey will miss the 2017-18 season for Montana men’s basketball because of hip injuries, head coach Travis DeCuire told 406mtsports.com.
The 6-foot-7 forward had two injuries, although no specific details about the injuries were made available. Two separate surgeries are required for the injuries. The first surgery was performed on Oct. 23 in Seattle; the date for the second surgery has not been set.
Dorsey, a transfer from the Washington Huskies, had potential to be a key piece for the Griz this season. He dropped an estimated 15-20 pounds and worked on his perimeter play over the past year while he redshirted to move from power forward to small forward.
In two years at Washington, he primarily was a power forward, playing in 55 games and making eight starts. He averaged 3.8 points as a freshman and 2.2 as a sophomore, and 44 of his 55 baskets were 3-pointers as he shot 33.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Dorsey is still enrolled in all his classes at the university, DeCuire said. He's expected to return to campus in the near future.