Marquette PG Cadougan likely out for season

BY foxsports • September 19, 2009

Marquette has likely lost freshman point guard Junior Cadougan for the season with a torn Achilles.

Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams said that Cadougan was on the baseline and ready to push off for a running drill on Thursday when he just fell to the ground.

"I knew what it was as soon as it happened," said Williams, who has seen a few Achilles injuries over the years.

Cadougan was set to start in the backcourt along with fellow newcomers Dwight Buycks and Darius Johnson-Odom. Now it's likely that either Maurice Acker or David Cubillan — two guys who are role guys at best — could be forced to move into the starting lineup.

Cadougan was a talented player from Toronto who was set to run the team for Williams, who has to replace Dominic James, Jerel McNeal and Wesley Matthews.

Cadougan averaged 22 points, eight assists and five rebounds last season at Christian Life Center Academy in Texas and came in as the most highly touted of Marquette's recruiting class.

"We're disappointed with what happened to Junior, but it's a part of sports," Williams said. "He was definitely — like our other six new guys — going to come in and make an impact."

"We'll figure out how to survive without him," Williams added.

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