Baylor is gearing up for its first-round matchup with Norfolk State, the champion of the Mid-Eastern Conference. The Bears have had injury issues for much of the 2021-22 season, but this time around they actually got some good news.
According to Scott Drew, freshman guard Kendall Brown will be available for Baylor’s game on Thursday, despite suffering a lower body injury against Oklahoma in the Big 12 tournament last week.
Brown will be an important rotation piece for the Bears if they are to make a deep run in this year’s tournament, as the freshman averages 10 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
Ten days ago, in the regular-season finale against Iowa State, Brown tied his season-high with 35 minutes of action, which resulted in one of the best overall statistical games of his young career: 16 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and one block.
The loss of senior big man Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua to a season-ending knee injury and the Bears top shooter, LJ Cryer, missing time with a foot injury has given Brown more opportunities late this season and it appears that will be the case yet again.