Hofstra’s Coombs-McDaniel to Have Season-Ending Surgery

Hofstra forward Jamal Coombs-McDaniel will undergo season-ending knee surgery, a source with direct knowledge told SNY.tv Friday.

Coombs-McDaniel’s future remains in doubt because of his knee situation.

The 6-foot-7 forward hasn’t played since the 2010-11 season when he helped UConn win the national championship under then-coach Jim Calhoun. He averaged 4.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in his two-year career at UConn before transferring to Hofstra and sitting out last season.

Hofstra (3-8) is already playing with a limited roster after four players — sophomore Shaquille Stokes and freshmen Jimmy Hall, Kentrell Washington and Dallas Anglin – were arrested and suspeneded last month for a string of dorm burglaries.

Hofstra faces incoming Big East member Tulane (2014) on Saturday at the Barclays Center.

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