North Carolina freshman Theo Pinson had surgery on his left foot Monday, more than three months after breaking a bone in it during the Jan. 21 victory at Wake Forest.
Pinson had his procedure at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, UNC announced. He is expected to be able to particpate in “basketball activities” in time for the start of next season, UNC trainer Doug Halverson said in a statement.
Pinson missed 10 consecutive games after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. He returned late in the regular season but then missed four more games because of the injury.
Pinson, a shooting guard and small forward, averaged 2.7 points and three rebounds in 27 games. His role is expected to increase with the departure of J.P. Tokoto, who declared his eligibility for the NBA draft after his junior season.
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Mount Olive: Kilgore Gailmard went 2-for-5 with a home run in the first inning to lift No. 28 host Mount Olive to a 9-4 win over No. 12 Catawba College.
Track and Field
Barton: Senior Breyuana Kittrell is Conference Carolinas Women’s Track Most Valuable Performer after taking first place in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dashes the league outdoor championships.
UNC: The team will host one of the six NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals May 14-16. ECU and N.C. State earned bids and will play on the road.
St. Aug’s: The CIAA champion Falcons will meet California (Pa.) in an NCAA Regional First Round Game at 1 p.m. Friday in Brownsville, Pa.
Campbell: Julia Callicutt is Big South Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week and Stephanie Jones is Player of the Week.
Elon: Junior Kayla Caruso is CAA Co-Pitcher of the week and freshman Kara Shutt is Co-Rookie of the Week.
Durham Sports Club: Guest speaker noon Wednesday is Shane Ryan, the author of “Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour,” due out in June. Club meets at the Croasdaile County Club.