DURHAM (AP) — Coach Mike Krzyzewski says No. 5 Duke won’t have injured big man Marques Bolden for this week’s ACC Tournament.
Krzyzewski told the school’s website Monday that “there’s no way Marques will be ready” after he sprained a ligament in his left knee early in a loss at North Carolina in the regular-season finale.
The 6-foot-11 Bolden averages 5.8 points, 1.8 blocks and 4.7 rebounds for the third-seeded Blue Devils (26-5). Their tournament opener isn’t until Friday night in Charlotte.
Bolden was hurt about 2½ minutes into the UNC game when he fell into the basket support while picking up a foul on a block attempt at the rim.
Krzyzewski has yet to give a definitive answer as to whether the Blue Devils’ other injured starter — ACC Rookie and Player of the Year Zion Williamson — will play, although he’s given indications that the freshman star will be ready after missing the past five games with an injured knee