Wolfpack point guard Beverly suffers fractured hand

The sophomore will undergo surgery on Tuesday and will likely miss the start of the regular season

Point guard Braxton Beverly had the best assist-to-turnover ratio by a freshman in ACC history last season (NC State athletics photo)

RALEIGH — There’s a good chance that for the second straight year, the NC State basketball team will be without the services of point guard Braxton Beverly.

The sophomore from Hazard, Ky., suffered a fracture to his left hand in practice on Friday and will be out of action indefinitely. Beverly is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday. His status will be updated at a later date, according to a statement released by coach Kevin Keatts on Monday.

Beverly missed the first missed the first two games of his freshman season while he waited for the NCAA to decide on his eligibility after transferring from Ohio State during the summer of 2017.

He eventually played in 31 games, averaging 9.5 points, 3.9 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game. His 3.27 assist-to-turnover ratio led the ACC and was the best ratio by a freshman in conference history.

The good news for the Wolfpack is that it is well-stocked at the point guard position, with junior Markell Johnson and transfer sophomore Blake Harris also at the position.

State will begin the 2018-19 season on Tuesday, Nov. 6 against Mount St. Mary’s at PNC Arena.