Sophomore guard Chance McSpadden tore his ACL in an open gym scrimmage in June, UCF Athletics confirmed Tuesday morning. McSpadden has already undergone surgery for the injury and is expected to return in early December.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Winter Haven, Florida, appeared in all 30 games, averaging 5.6 points, two rebounds and 1.5 assists per game his freshman year. McSpadden scored in double figures seven times last season, with the high mark of his season coming against Stetson, during which he scored a career-high 21 points.
The Knights will need all the help they can get during head coach Johnny Dawkins' first season at the helm. They finished last season with a record of 12-18 and were ousted in the first round of the AAC Tournament by Tulane.
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