The Boise State Broncos got a little thinner Thursday, as it was announced that freshman guard Malek Harwell has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the season, according to Dave Southorn of Idaho Statesman.
Tough start for Boise State basketball: freshman G Malek Harwell tore his ACL earlier this week and will redshirt.
— Dave Southorn (@IDS_Southorn) October 8, 2015
Harwell was injured in Tuesday's practice and is expected to be redshirted for 2015.
The shooting guard from Pocatello, Idaho, committed to Boise State last September. In his senior season at Century High School, Harwell poured in 25.7 points per game to go along with 9.5 rebounds per game.
The loss of Harwell will impact the guard position for the upcoming season, as the Broncos must replace Derrick Marks, the 2014-15 Mountain West Player of the Year.
There are still a number of formidable and experienced wings on the Boise State roster.
Anthony Drmic, a popular pick for MWC Player of the Year this season, returns from a season-ending ankle injury. The Boise State offense will lean heavily on the scoring ability of the 23-year old from Melbourne, Australia.
The Broncos also added Lonnie Jackson this summer, a three-point specialist who is a graduate transfer via Boston College.