Knee surgery likely to keep UNCW guard out for rest of season

Jacque Brown played at Cape Fear Community College before joining the Seahawks

Knee surgery likely to keep UNCW guard out for rest of season
UNCW senior guard Jacque Brown, with ball, tweeted Wednesday that he is having surgery on Thursday. (Source: John Crouch) (Castleberry, Tony)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hours before UNCW’s men’s basketball team was scheduled to play at North Carolina, one of the team’s reserve guards indicated he will miss some playing time.

Jacque Brown, a 5-foot-10 senior, tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he is having surgery.

WECT's John Smist confirmed it's a knee surgery for Brown, whose season is most likely over. Smist said Brown has a chance to redshirt and possibly return next season.

Brown, who came to UNCW from Cape Fear Community College, played in three games this season and scored eight points on 3-of-3 field goal shooting — including two 3-pointers — in a Nov. 9 home loss against Stanford.

In 25 games played with UNCW, Brown is averaging 2.8 points and 1.3 assists per game.

The Seahawks tip off against the Tar Heels at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Chapel Hill.

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