Joey King will miss Thursday's game against Wofford, Minnesota basketball announced today.
Tests today showed that King has a fractured jaw after colliding with Gopher guard Andre Hollins in Tuesday's win over Coastal Carolina. The 6-9 forward is planning to travel with the team to Hawaii this weekend for the Maui Invitational.
The loss is a big one for the Gophers' frontcourt, which is already without center Mo Walker, who will be serving the fifth game of a six-game suspension on Thursday. The Gophers now have two active forwards on the roster with notable minutes: 6-11 Elliot Eliason and 6-8 Oto Osenieks.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
Freshman guard Isaiah Washington will make his local debut on a team with All-Big Ten forward Jordan Murphy. Nate Mason and Amir Coffey are teammates and Apple Valley star Tre Jones has two Minnesota teammates.