Monday, December 6, 2010

Dewhurst 'probable' for Winthrop

Charlotte's depth problems in the backcourt might be alleviated some Tuesday against Winthrop with the return of Charles Dewhurst, who is listed as "probable" after missing the first eight games of the season with an injured knee.

Dewhurst, who came back for his senior season after initially deciding to pass up his final year of eligibility, would provide sorely needed depth at the guard spot. He's been practicing with the team since Friday. Gokhan Sirin and walk-on Colby Lewis have been spelling point guard Deuce Briscoe and 2-guard Derrio Green, who are both among the Atlantic 10 leaders in minutes played.

Forward K.J. Sherrill, who also hurt his knee in the preseason, might be back in two weeks, if his recovery continues at the same pace it's been going.

Also, although the 49ers aren't saying anything about the status of the suspended Shamari Spears, he wasn't at practice Monday, meaning it's virtually certain he won't play against Winthrop.

-- Fans are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to tonight's game for the Toys For Tots campaign.