A knee injury has put the West Virginia University debut of former South Charleston basketball star Brandon Knapper on indefinite hiatus.
WVU’s men’s basketball team confirmed in a news release Friday night that Knapper — who also starred at Hargrave Military Academy after leaving South Charleston and before arriving in Morgantown — needed surgery Friday to repair the meniscus in his right knee. He is out indefinitely.
Prior to WVU’s announcement, sources confirmed to the Gazette-Mail that Knapper would be out for an extended amount of time from his knee injury.
“Brandon has been looking forward to putting on a WVU uniform for years now,” coach Bob Huggins said in the release. “We have all the confidence in Brandon that he will work diligently to get back on the court as soon as possible.”
Knapper was thrice named to the first teams of both the All-Mountain State Athletic Conference and Class AAA All-State boys basketball squads. He was a two-time MSAC Player of the Year as a member of the Black Eagles and stood out in his year at Hargrave with Marshall signee Iran Bennett.