Paul VI senior Brandon Slater will miss the rest of the season with a broken hand he suffered against Archbishop Carroll on Tuesday, according to Washington Post reporter Callie Caplan.
The Panthers faced Gonzaga on Friday night. Slater didn’t suit up, but Paul VI was still able to come away with a 58-51 victory on the road.
Tough news from @PVIHoops: senior Brandon Slater (@CleanSlaaate_), a Villanova commit, will miss tonight and the rest of the season with a broken left hand he suffered against Carroll this week. #allmets pic.twitter.com/vek1MkPRzZ
— Callie Caplan (@CallieCaplan) February 10, 2018
Slater averaged 15.4 points per contest, which was second best on the team, in 21 games played. The Villanova commit registered 20 or more points in five games.
Slater’s injury is huge blow for Paul VI, who has a 24-2 record and ranked the best team in the area by the Washington Post. However, players like Jeremy Roach, Anthony Harris and Trevor Keels should keep Paul VI at the top of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.
Paul VI will face Bishop McNamara and DeMatha before competing in the conference playoffs.