A third knee injury in three years likely has ended the college basketball career of
49ers senior forward J.T. Thompson. Charlotte
Thompson, a transfer from Virginia Tech, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in
89-88 defeat against
on Wednesday. It was the same knee he injured in 2011, which forced him to miss
that season with the Hokies. He also missed the 2010-11 season with an injury
to his left knee. Temple
Monroe native who
played two seasons at Marshville Forest Hills High, was averaging 4.3 points
and 2.5 rebounds this season for .
He had played in 20 games, averaging 14.8 minutes and making one start. Charlotte
Thompson scored a season-high 12 points in a victory against Fordham on Jan. 16 and had at least eight points in three other games.
The 49ers are also without junior guard DeMario Mayfield, who missed his third game Saturday against
while serving an indefinite suspension for breaking athletic department rules. Virginia Commonwealth
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