Men’s Basketball: Walter Whyte ruled out for the season

By: Greg Levinsky

Boston University men’s basketball sophomore guard Walter Whyte will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season season, as confirmed by head coach Joe Jones after BU’s 87-80 win over Bucknell Saturday. Whyte had not appeared in a game all season.

When asked if Whyte is out for the season, Jones said, “he is, unfortunately.”

Jones said he hopes Whyte will earn a medical redshirt for his ailment.

“He had a bone bruise that didn’t heal,” Jones said. “He had some other complications behind that, but that’s what it was.”

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Whyte dribbling in a game at Harvard in December 2017. Photo by Greg Levinsky

It was first reported in early November that Whyte would miss 4-6 weeks. Having not played in a game and only recently shedding a walking boot, it was determined beneficial for the 6-foot-6 slasher to spend the rest of the season recovering.

He will likely save this year of eligibility as a medical redshirt, pending approval from the Patriot League and NCAA.

A Patriot League All-Rookie Team selection last year, Whyte averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game for the season and increased his efforts to 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in Patriot League play.

Greg Levinsky can be reached at glevinsk@bu.edu. Follow him on Twitter @GregLevinsky

Author: Greg Levinsky

Greg Levinsky is a junior at Boston University studying journalism with a strong interest in sports reporting. Greg has interned for the Portland Pirates, WEEI and the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League in writing/broadcast capacities. Greg is a staff writer for WTBU Sports out of Boston University, covering BU field hockey, basketball, softball, soccer and lacrosse Greg also works for Boston University Athletics and Harvard Athletics as both a Public Address Announcer and broadcaster.

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