USU men’s basketball player Klay Stall to miss the rest of the 2017-18 season

Klay Stall

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State head men’s basketball coach Tim Duryea has announced that redshirt freshman center Klay Stall will miss the rest of the 2017-18 season following back surgery on Monday. Stall had been treated with more conservative approaches during the season, but those treatments did not respond as the USU athletic training staff would have liked.

“It is disappointing for Klay,” Duryea said. “He was showing a lot of improvement and a lot of progress as a freshman big. We’ll hope to get him back for our summer program in June and that he is 100 percent by then.”

Stall appeared in 10 games for the Aggies this season, averaging 2.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. He had one of his best outings at Valparaiso on Nov. 28, scoring a season-high six points and logging a season-high six rebounds in 11 minutes of play. On the year, Stall shot 56.3 percent (9-of-16) from the floor and 44.4 percent (4-of-9) at the free throw line.

Stall is anticipated to rejoin the Aggies for their summer conditioning program.

Utah State continues its Mountain West slate this week with a road game at Boise State on Wednesday, Jan. 17, followed by a home contest against Wyoming on Saturday, Jan. 20. Both games are set to tip at 7 p.m.

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