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Fresno State Freshman Robert Upshaw Sidelined with Leg Injury

Carl Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Robert Upshaw shocked many with his commitment to Fresno State last April.

The one-time Kansas State-commit re-opened his recruitment following Frank Martin‘s decision to head to South Carolina, but what many people weren’t expecting was the top-100 prospect to stay local.

Upshaw committed to the Bulldogs, one of the team’s biggest hauls in a long time and expectations are through the roof given his potential coming out of San Joaquin Memorial H.S. (CA).

News emerged late on Thursday evening however, that Upshaw will begin the year on the sideline due to a leg injury. The expected timetable of his return is two to four weeks, but according to reports he likely won’t take the court until December.

Upshaw has the talent to be an instant impact performer for head coach Rodney Terry, but there is no mistaking that the Bulldogs are still a year away from providing a viable threat within the Mountain West Conference.

Former Kansas-signee Braeden Anderson is still awaiting NCAA clearance, while Oklahoma State transfer Cezar Guerrero will be eligible to take the court for the 2013-14 season.

While Terry’s squad is thin heading into this year, the Bulldogs’ future appears bright. Upshaw will look to focus on his recovery before taking the court in the latter half of the non-conference schedule. He stands at 6-foot-11 and was regarded as the No. 55 overall prospect within the class of 2012 by ESPN.


Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse