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Foot injury forces West Virginia’s star to redshirt

After undergoing a second foot surgery, the Mountaineers’ junior guard Tynice Martin will not return to the court.

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The injury bug strikes again, this time plaguing junior guard Tynice Martin from West Virginia University. Head Coach Mike Carey made the announcement on Tuesday that the Atlanta Native will miss the 2017-2018 season as she recovers from a foot injury.

Martin initially hurt her foot at the USA Basketball U23 National Team Trials on Aug. 3, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Following her unfortunate foot mishap, she undertook surgery as soon as possible in Colorado with intention to recover and return this season to the court.

As fate would have it, she recently needed an additional surgery for the injury and will now be redshirted for the 2017-2018 season, leaving the Mountaineer with two seasons of eligibility remaining; Martin is expected to return to the lineup in 2018-19.

The junior guards’ accomplishments speak for themselves. Martin was the 2017 Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player, as she led West Virginia to the tournament title with her whopping 82 points and 12 rebounds throughout the competition.

She also made Mountaineer history by becoming the first-ever sophomore in the program to receive honors as an Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention and a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-America Honorable Mention.

To compliment Martin’s achievements, her playing stats are numbers to notice. In addition to leading the Mountaineers in scoring, Martin shined among players in the Big 12.

She ranked first in the Big 12 with 35.7 minutes played per game, second in conference scoring with 18.6 points per game, fifth with 2.2 three-point fields goals made per game, fifth with 1.8 steals per game, seventh with an 81.8 free throw percentage and 12th with a 36.5 3-point field goal percentage.

Martin made top 10 nationally ranking 10th in field goals attempted (571), and also ranked 11th in minutes played (1,246), 20th in final points (651), 32nd in field goals made (227) and 40th in points per game (18.6 ppg).