North Carolina freshman guard Anthony Harris, who sustained a torn ACL in his right knee on Monday, will miss the rest of the 2019-20 season.
"This is one of the most heartbreaking injuries one of my teams has ever dealt with," head coach Roy Williams said Friday in a statement. "Anthony is such a great kid and his teammates and coaches have all seen the countless hours he put in to come back from the knee injury he suffered in high school. The impact on our locker room after the Yale game was devastating. Everyone associated with our program hurts for Anthony and his family. But we will rally around him and support him every step of the way. I know he will work unbelievably hard to get back on the floor."
Harris, whose surgery is scheduled for next week, was injured in a 70-67 victory over Yale on Monday night, when he drove to the basket for a layup late in the second half. He had six points in 13 minutes.
The 6-foot-4 Harris, from Woodbridge, Va., began his North Carolina career on Dec. 8, and has averaged 6.8 points over five games while shooting 54.5 percent from the field.
He missed most of his senior season at Paul VI Catholic High School after sustaining a torn ACL in his left knee in December 2018. His recovery and rehab delayed his start with the Tar Heels, when he missed the first eight games of the season.
North Carolina recently loss star freshman guard Cole Anthony, who is recovering from mid-December surgery to fix a partially torn meniscus and was expected to miss four to six weeks.
--Field Level Media