Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
UConn announced Thursday that graduate student forward Kassoum Yakwe will undergo season-ending surgery on Friday to repair a fracture of his right foot, officially ending his college basketball career.
Yakwe’s injury has not responded to treatment and rehab as the UConn medical staff had hoped and surgery has been deemed the best course of treatment moving forward.
Yakwe, who came to UConn this season after a three-year career at St. John’s, played in 13 games with the Huskies, averaging 1.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and shooting 50.0 percent overall in 10.9 minutes per game.
UConn is 13-12, 4-8 in the American.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.