Austin Wiley suffered injury at U19 World Cup

In News by Blake Lovell

Auburn center Austin Wiley suffered a stress fracture in his left leg on July 7 at the U19 World Cup in Egypt.

According to Auburn’s official website, Wiley is expected to be out of action for 4-6 weeks.

The good news is that Wiley’s injury does not require surgery.

However, the injury will obviously keep him off the floor for the Tigers’ trip to Italy this summer, which will feature four games against international competition.

Wiley averaged 10.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game for the USA U19 World Cup team.

Lovell’s Analysis:

Before Auburn fans start to worry, this is a fairly common injury that should allow Wiley to fully recover and be ready for the start of the season.

And what a season it could be for the sophomore big man.

Wiley’s progression this offseason has been tremendous, especially when it comes to his added size and physicality.

He has a chance to be one of the most improved players in the entire country, and that should allow the Tigers to make a push for the NCAA Tournament.

Blake Lovell is the founder of Southeast Hoops. He hosts the Marching to Madness podcast, which features interviews with coaches around the country. He also hosts a weekly college basketball show on WNSR 560AM/95.9 FM in Nashville. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals, FanRag Sports, and many more.