As first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Monday, Virginia point guard Majestic Mapp will miss the season in order to undergo further surgery.
After a promising freshman campaign, Mapp missed the entire 2000-2001 season with a torn ACL and has since had three surgeries. He was going to be the Cavs' starting point guard this winter.
ESPN has some additional coverage courtesy of Andy Katz, with quotes from UVa assistant Tom Herrion. Apparently, the coaching staff plans on playing Roger Mason at the point, where he played some last year. Freshmen guards Keith Jenifer and Jermaine Harper will help out off the bench.
"Early on we'll lean toward an older guy but we don't want to keep Roger away from scoring too much," Herrion said. "For the most part it will be by committee. We didn't have Majestic last year but we had Donald Hand (who was a senior). Roger was our second point guard last year. But we've got confidence in him."
The Cavs were potentially a Top 10 team with Mapp -- and still could be, but they'll need solid play at the point, while also allowing Mason to put up his big points (15.7 points, 44% 3pt).