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Kansas Guard Elmarko Jackson Out for 2024-25 Season

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Michigan State

On Tuesday, Kansas guard Elmarko Jackson suffered a torn patellar tendon and will miss the entire 2024-25 season, the program announced.

The former McDonald’s All American was set to suit up for his sophomore season.

Last year, Jackson averaged 4.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 34 games, including 17 starts.


“It will require surgery within the next several days and a full recovery is anticipated,” Head Coach Bill Self said in a statement. “Elmarko will be able to assume non-contact basketball duties in the next several months, but the full rehab process with take approximately 12 months.”

The former four-star prospect dropped a season-high 12 points to lead the Jayhawks to a win over Wichita State on Dec. 30, 2023.

Kansas’ season came to an end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in a loss to Gonzaga, but with Hunter Dickinson, KJ Adams, and Dajuan Harris Jr. returning, expectations are high in Lawrence next season.

Self also brought in transfers AJ Storr (Wisconsin) and Zeke Mayo (South Dakota State), but lost Johnny Furphy to the NBA Draft. The Jayhawks are expected to compete for a National Championship next season and finish on top of the Big 12.

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