Jones: LSU may be 'hampered' at UAB

A pair of injuries in the backcourt are likely to whittle down LSU's options and shakeup the Tigers' lineup heading to UAB Thursday night, according to coach Johnny Jones.

A Tiger team that's already thin is likely get even thinner prior to a Thursday night non-conference game in Birmingham.

Two perimeter players for LSU (7-2), starting point guard Josh Gray and lead reserve Tim Quarterman, are both nursing injuries and, according to head coach Johnny Jones, could miss the team's game at UAB (4-6).

"We may be a little hampered some because of injuries, and we may have to shuffle our lineup," Jones indicated.

Gray is dealing with a sprained right ankle, an injury suffered early in the second half of the team's 76-67 home win Saturday against Sam Houston State. CLICK HERE for more details on Gray's injury.

Quarterman's injury is undisclosed, but he was seen noticeably limping in the waning moments of the SHSU game and again Tuesday on campus.

As for the aforementioned shuffling, Jones explained that should Gray be out - the more likely absence of the two - Quarterman would start at the point. Should both be unavailable, freshman Jalyn Patterson will make his first career start at the one.

Click on the link below for more details, including Patterson's take on stepping into a bigger role and how a shuffling of the lineup would have a ripple effect to players like Jarell Martin and freshman Aaron Epps, now healthy enough to play, per Jones.

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