Northwestern star Boo Buie recovering from hand surgery, expected to be ready for start of practices

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern star guard Boo Buie is recovering from surgery after injuring his right hand during a practice, the school said Tuesday.

Buie is wearing a plastic brace. He is expected to be recovered by the time practices start in the fall.

Buie was first-team, All-Big Ten, averaging 17.3 points and 4.5 assists in his fourth year, and helped Northwestern make the NCAA Tournament for the second time. The Wildcats finished 22-12 and tied for second in the Big Ten at 12-8, after five straight losing seasons following their first NCAA appearance. Northwestern beat Boise State in the tournament before losing to UCLA.

Buie declared for the NBA draft, only to return to school.


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