Adam Boone might miss season with bicep injury

Minnesota senior point guard Adam Boone suffered a torn bicep injury that is expected to require surgery and may cause him to miss the entire season, according to sources close to the program. Boone played in all 30 games last season, starting 27 after transferring from North Carolina. Boone was expected to carry a big load with the recent ruling that Maurice Hargrow would not be eligible this season.

Adam Boone led the team and ranked fifth overall in the Big Ten in assists with 123 (4.10 per game). His 123 assists were 10th-most in a season in Gopher history. His potential loss would leave the Gophers thin at the point guard spot with just senior Aaron Robinson, who is more of a three-point threat and freshman Rico Tucker.

The 2004-05 season would be his fifth college season after transferring from North Carolina after his sophomore campaign. Due to this, it might be difficult for Boone to gain a redshirt season.

Boone played in 28 games, starting in 18 at point guard as a sophomore at North Carolina. He led the Tar Heels in three-point percentage, shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc. He became the 16th Tar Heel to start in his first game as a freshman since first-year players became eligible to play in 1972-73.

Boone was a standout at Minnetonka (MN) High, where he was Minnesota's Mr. Basketball and the Minnesota Player of the Year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Boone was named Gatorade State Player of the Year and led Minnetonka to a runner-up finish in the state tournament.

Boone is an excellent student, who graduated with a 4.11 grade point average and finished in the top 10 of a 512-member graduating class.

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