UNC has announced that walk-on Sasha Seymore will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
Via press release:
Sasha Seymore, a senior walk-on forward on the men’s basketball team and the University of North Carolina’s senior class president, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Saturday’s game against UAB.
The New Bern, N.C., native played in six games this year and had seven points and two rebounds. He was playing in his first season on the UNC varsity after two seasons as a member of the UNC junior varsity.
“Everyone in our program is so disappointed for Sasha,” says head coach Roy Williams. “Our players were crushed when they heard an ACL tear was a possibility. They immediately went to Sasha's side to support him. Their reaction says a lot about Sasha and the impact he has made on our team in just a short time. He’s a remarkable young man whose career I will follow with great expectations. He has a phenomenal opportunity to study abroad, but I know he is going to miss not playing in his final semester in college. We are going to miss his enthusiasm and the effort he gave us every moment he was on the floor.”
Seymore attends UNC on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship. He recently was awarded a Mitchell Scholarship (one of 12 recipients nationally), named after former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, which will allow him to study in Northern Ireland next year. He is a double major in economics and global studies with a minor in business administration.