North Carolina State forward Bryant Feggins, one of three returning starters from last season, will miss the coming season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to a spokesman.
Feggins was injured on the second day of practice Wednesday, when he collided with another player during a three-on-three drill.
"This is a very devastating loss for our basketball team," coach Les Robinson said yesterday. "But I feel worse for Bryant, like I would for any athlete who would dedicate so much time preparing for a season and then have the rug pulled out from underneath him in a split-second.
Feggins, a 6-foot-6 junior, averaged 13.3 points and 5.2 rebounds while starting in all of N.C. State's 31 games last season.