Tahj Shamsid-Deen (above) was a regular in the starting lineup the previous two seasons.
Auburn, Ala.-- Tahj Shamsid-Deen was back at Auburn's basketball practice on Sunday, but the junior guard was held out of action as the Tigers began preparations for Wednesday’s road game in Conway, S.C., vs. Coastal Carolina.
Shamsid-Deen was examined by Dr. James Andrews over the weekend and Pearl said the Tigers expect to have Shamsid-Deen available to play in about 10 days.
On Friday night the guard had to leave the game after nine minutes of playing time after his right shoulder popped out of joint. Shamsid-Deen had surgeries on both shoulders earlier this year that forced a premature end to his sophomore season. He also hurt his right shoulder in preseason workouts this fall.
"He is probably out for about 10 days," Pearl told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "He will continue to let that thing calm down. It didn't stay out. It went out and came back right away. It is concerning, it is frustrating, but we are going to continue to give it another shot of bracing it and strengthening it. I am afraid if it comes out again we will have to do something more dramatic.
The Tigers, who are 3-1, scored 72 points in the second half on Friday night in a 119-78 victory over Northwestern State.
In that contest T.J. Dunans scored 20 points and hit four of Auburn’s 17 three-pointers, which is one off the school record.
Cinmeon Bowers (16 points, 10 rebounds)?and Kareem Canty (17 points, 10 assists, six rebounds) produced double-doubles while Tyler Harris scored 18 points, Bryce Brown finished with 15 points and T.J. Lang added a dozen points.
Bowers and Canty combined for the first double-double by Auburn teammates since Jan. 22, 2014 when Asauhn Dixon-Tatum (12 points, 13 rebounds) and Allen Payne (12 points, 10 rebounds) did it on the road vs. Mississippi State.
The Tigers will face Coach Cliff Ellis and his Coastal Carolina team at 6 p.m. CST on Wednesday for Auburn's first road game of the season.