DePaul Loses Brooks & Freeland for the Season

DePaul men's basketball coach Oliver Purnell announced today that junior forward Tony Freeland will miss the 2011-12 season after being sidelined with a shoulder injury. Freshman guard Macari Brooks will sit out the 2011-12 season after a ruling by the NCAA on his status. Brooks will be able to participate in competition starting with the 2012-13 campaign and have four seasons of eligibility.

Tony Freeland will require season-ending shoulder surgery due to instability in his right shoulder. The DePaul junior will redshirt this season and will have two seasons of eligibility after sitting out the 2011-12 men's basketball season. Freeland was DePaul's third leading returning scorer. In his sophomore season, Freeland averaged 9.6 points and five rebounds per game.

The NCAA Eligibility Center ruled on Macari Brooks' case and he has been allowed to remain on scholarship with full financial aid, but cannot compete in the 2011-12 season.

The 6-2 guard from Rich South High School will be able to compete beginning with the 2012-13 season.

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