Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mabry suffers season-ending injury

Rocky Mount's all-time leading scorer Tashawn Mabry has seen his budding freshman season at Modesto Junior College (Calif.) come to a tragic end.

Mabry, who abruptly left Rhode Island back in August, fell to the court with two minutes left in Pirates' opening game of the 73rd Modesto JUCO Tournament against Lassen JUCO last Wednesday. He had to be carried off the court.

The Pirates recovered from a 21-point deficit to win the game 93-91, but Mabry, who was felt to be their most gifted player, suffered a snapped Achilles tendon.

The freshman forward, who was averaging 13 points, eight rebounds and five blocks a game, underwent successful surgery this past Monday to repair the injury. But according to Modesto head coach Paul Brogan, both Mabry and his mother insist he will be back next season. Rehab time will require a minimum of six months.

On another note, former Gryphon point guard Billy Young, who helped Mabry guide RMHS to a state title last season, was already at Modesto and turned Mabry on to the Pirates. It was upon Young's urgence that got him to California after only a disgruntled week's stay at Rhode Island.


Anonymous said...

I'm guessing that Mabry was still in rehab when he got involved with the gang. Now he'll be shooting jumpers from within the wire fences of prison. Your thoughts on this Charles. Everyone is waiting for you to comment on your boy Tashawn.

Charles Alston said...

No one is waiting to hear my comments, by the way. As for Mabry, it's an absolute waste of talent. But it's his bad decisions that have thrown his chances to showcase that talent in the trash. He will suffer for it.