The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns front court took a big blow on Friday with the announcement that Kobe Julien will miss the rest of the 2019-20 season.
The redshirt freshman underwent surgery on his right knee, head coach Bob Marlin announced on Friday
“We’re disappointed for Kobe after all of the hard work that he has put in to come back from a knee injury that he suffered in high school,” Marlin said. “He was having a great season as a redshirt freshman and provided us with leadership in the front court. We know that he will work hard in the rehabilitation process and we look forward to getting him back in the lineup in the future.”
Julien, who started the first eight games of the season before sitting out last week’s contest at Arizona State, was averaging 12.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game – leading all Sun Belt Conference freshman.
The Baton Rouge native missed all of the 2018-19 season recovering from a left knee injury that he suffered during his senior season at Madison Prep. Julien was selected as the Outstanding Player on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State boys basketball team, despite missing the state playoffs due to an injury and was also honored by the LABC as the 2018 Louisiana Class 3A High School Player of the Year.
The Cajuns are returning to the court tomorrow when they take on Louisiana Tech with tipoff at 4 pm.