BYU Men’s Hoops: Shaw, Andrus will miss remainder of season

January 18, 2018 GMT

The BYU men’s basketball team will remain thin at the post for the rest of the season.

Cougar coach Dave Rose announced Wednesday that forwards Braiden Shaw and Ryan Andrus are out the remainder of the year due to injury.

Since Shaw and Andrus have been out, the Cougars have had a post rotation of sophomore Yoeli Childs (6-8), junior Luke Worthington (6-10), sophomore Payton Dastrup (6-10) and sophomore Zac Seljaas (6-7). Sophomore forward Dalton Nixon (6-7) has missed the past ten games due to an ankle injury and is expected to be back by next week.

A junior from Eagle, Idaho, the 6-foot-9 Shaw has suffered two left ankle sprains that have limited him to one appearance this season. He will have season ending surgery on the ankle later this week.

Shaw played in 31 games and started twice as a sophomore in 2016-17. He averaged 1.4 points and 1.9 rebounds while shooting 58.1 percent from the field. Shaw posted season highs of 10 points and 11 rebounds.

As a freshman in 2015-16, Shaw appeared in 19 games. Prior to enrolling at BYU, Shaw served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sacramento, California.

The 6-11 Andrus has missed the entire season with knee issues. He recently had his left knee scoped and has begun physical therapy and rehab.

A sophomore from American Fork, Utah, Andrus played his freshman year in 2014-15. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds while shooting 54.5 percent from the field and 72.2 percent from the free-throw line.

Following his freshman season, Andrus served a mission in Philadelphia.

Both players have redshirt years available.