USC senior guard Jio Fontan tore his ACL playing in Brazil with the team. The injury requires surgery and he will miss the entire season. It is a big bummer for the team. Coach O’Neill said of the injury:
“I couldn’t feel worse for any player I’ve coached in my career. Jio is the heart and soul of our team and had become a high-level player. His loss is a huge blow to our team.”
In the two prior games in Brazil Fontan was averaging 28.5 points per game. With Fontan out, Maurice Jones and freshman Alexis Moor will have to take over the guard duties.