UNC star freshman Cole Anthony out indefinitely


CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 06: Cole Anthony #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels takes a rebound away from TJ Gibbs #10 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first half at the Dean Smith Center on November 06, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says star freshman point guard Cole Anthony is out indefinitely due to a right knee injury and didn’t play Sunday in Carolina’s loss to Wofford.

The school announced Anthony was out along with sophomore Leaky Black for the game at Carmichael Arena, the program’s first regular-season game in its former campus home since January 1986.

The school says treatment plans are being evaluated for Anthony, the second-leading scorer among freshmen nationally, who is averaging 19.1 points.

The versatile Black has started every game and has also served as the top backup behind Anthony at the point. He’s been dealing with a sprained right foot that has limited him in recent games. The school says he is out “on a game-to-game basis.”

North Carolina also announced that junior big man Sterling Manley had surgery Thursday to repair cartilage in his left knee and won’t return this season. Manley has yet to play this year and missed 16 games last season due to knee soreness, leading to an offseason knee procedure.

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