Lehigh men’s basketball guard Brandon Alston tears ACL, will miss season


A promising young guard on the Lehigh men’s basketball team, Brandon Alston, tore his ACL and will miss the entire 2015-16 season.

The news was announced Friday through the official Lehigh men’s basketball Twitter account.

The tweet says that he suffered the injury “several weeks ago.” Alston said he had surgery on his ACL on Aug. 21 and that he hopes to be cleared by January.

“I’m doing pretty well…I’m walking around fine,” Alston said in an email.

Alston is coming off a strong freshman season as a bench player for the Hawks where he averaged 4.9 points per game and 1.5 rebounds per game. He scored a career-high 16 points against Rider University in just his third game of his Lehigh career. He had his best overall game against Navy on Jan. 21, scoring 14 points — including three 3-pointers — and grabbing six rebounds.

Despite the injury, Alston was confident in his team’s ability to make a run this year.

“Meanwhile, I plan on watching the team win the championship this year,” he said in an email.

Lehigh will open the season on the road against Syracuse University on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.

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